SHANE ROOF

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On Saturday May 13th 2017 while mowing the lawn like any 14 year old boy, Shane Roof fell ill around 2 o'clock in the afternoon.  His condition swiftly deteriorated and over a period of 8 hours Shane became paralyzed from the neck down.  He is currently at Norton Children's Hospital (Kosair) in Louisville Kentucky on a ventilator, unable to breath on his own.  Physicians are still trying to diagnose the condition, but a spinal stroke seems to be the likely cause.  What we do know is that Shane and his family have a very long, difficult road ahead. 

Shane is loved by his friends and girlfriend Parker at Johnson Traditional Middle School where he is on the honor roll.  He is looking forward to attending Male High School where he has already enrolled in advanced courses and the ROTC.  Prior to falling ill, Shane had completed paperwork to volunteer at the local VA hospital over the coming summer.  Shane loves basketball, hiking, camping, and fishing with his loving parents Alex and Darrell.  

While we remain filled with hope for an eventual recovery, the Roof family is faced with a trying, expensive, long journey ahead.  I know Shane to be a strong and resilient young man equipped with the qualities needed to overcome this, if anyone can.  Any support to allow the family to focus all of their efforts on recovery, rather than life expenses would be a blessing.

Thank you very much!

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Thanks to everyone for your generosity. Shane returned home October 11 after 5 long months in the hospital. He currently is in out patient therapy 5 days a week at Frazier rehab. Shane is a courageous young man we are very proud of him. He inspires others with similar circumstances in therapy. Shane is making progress by staying off the ventilator most of the day including all the time during therapy. We still have a long road ahead of us but we see small progress daily. It all adds up to big things. If you want to see Shanes progress go to YouTube and search Shane Roof. Please continue to pray for his recovery. #RaiseRoof
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If you're free next Saturday, August 12, come on out to Leitchfield and support Darrell, Alex & Shane. Silent Auction, cornhole tournament, gun raffle, food & more! 100% of the proceeds go to Darrell & Alex for Shane's recovery. Hope to see you there! Keep praying!
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Alexandra Crick Roof
9 months ago

I want to thank everyone for all the love and support. Our son Shane is so strong and brave he will beat this. Thanks for helping us to focus on him recovering. We have a long road ahead of us and I know in my heart he will recover. Thank You, Darrell, Alex and Shane

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Chastity Scudder
8 months ago
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My daughter mysteriously became paralyzed in January. I need this young mans parents to contact me. Chastity Scudder I am on Facebook, my daughters name is Mckayli Scudder. We to went to Nortons hoping for a diagnosis only to be sent home. In less than 24 hours she was admitted and diagnosed with Guillain Barre Syndrome. We are still doing therapy 3 days a week, but this Saturday Mckayli will graduate high school, and her goal is to be able to walk across the stage with no devices helping her. I really would love to reach out to this family. We aren't to far from Louisville. Near Madison Indiana. Prayers to this young man and his family.

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Alexandra Crick Roof
9 months ago
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They have ruled out tick paralysis because it damages the nervous system not the spinal cord. Guillion Barre they have ruled out due to the onset of his paralysis was to rapid. I still myself have hope it could be Guillion Barre just because everyone is different. We may never know the cause we just pray for recovery.

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Mike Thompson
8 months ago
2
2

Guillain Barre is mostly caused by vaccines. It is one of the side effects found in the package inserts of vaccines, including Gardasil. The CDC even admits that vaccines cause it! https://www.cdc.gov/vaccinesafety/concerns/guillain-barre-syndrome.html

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Krissy VanNest
8 months ago
2
2

It sounds a lot like Transverse Myelitis! (I have that)..it's a cousin to MS. We have a support group on facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/TMFolk/ and there is also https://myelitis.org/ (and they have a fb page too) we welcome you to come talk to us for some support! We are a welcoming support group :) (someone posted this story in our group, so I thought I'd reach out!)

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Wilbur Crick
9 months ago
2
2

We have the best doctors nurses and staff working to bring our Shane back to us. They are leaving no stones unturned. Shane,Alex and Darrell need your prayers and anything that you can give to help pull Shane and family through these trying times. Shane is very strong and brave and his battle will be long. Shane's fight would test the metal of any man. Shane will be facing a long and difficult battle. I know in my heart that with the help of family friends and with God's help,Shane will persevere.

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Hannah Schlicher
9 months ago
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The whole school is praying for Shane

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MacKenzie Boss
8 months ago
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Did Shane receive any vaccines as part of applying for his summer job at the VA hospital, for high school, for ROTC, for camp or a sports team, or for any other reason? If so, that may very well be the cause of his paralysis. For more information on vaccine dangers and inefficacies, please watch/read the following presentation by Laura Hayes. http://www.ageofautism.com/2016/12/vaccines-what-is-there-to-be-pro-about-laura-hayes-to-weston-a-price-foundation-conference.html We have got to stop poisoning our children, and entire population, from every angle, be it vaccines, pesticides, herbicides, GM foods, toxic "cleaners", etc. Our children are becoming terribly sick and disabled, and dying prematurely. These poisonings must stop! Praying for Shane's full recovery.

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Linda Englander
8 months ago
1
1

Thousands of children around the world have been paralyzed from the HPV (Gardasil or Cervarix) vaccine. Please see Vaxxed.us, click on the Human Papaloma Virus on the bottom and see the US HPV injury cases that have been filmed in an effort to document these injuries. See especially "Colton in Utah". The Danes have figured out that highly athletic children are at greater risk of severe injury and in 2015 ran 1/2 hour TV documentary on HPV that you can find online. There are also practitioners who have developed protocols to help heal these children. The Japanese withdrew government recommendation of this vaccine because of serious problems, in 2013. I hope Shane recovers soon.

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Judy Rey
8 months ago
1
1

Please have them check for Transverse Myelitis. I had never heard of it until 5 years ago, when I suddenly collapsed, paralyzed from the waist down. I have partially recovered and walk with a cane. Praying for your son to have a diagnosis and complete recovery.

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Natalie Perry Fenton
8 months ago
1
1

After reading about Shane I just wanted to reach out to you. Please look up Transverse Mylitis. There aren't to many doctors that are familiar with this disease. My father has it and this happened to him. He has a lesion that developed on his spinal cord . Prayers for Shane.

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April Reinert
8 months ago
1
1

Praying for your son and hoping for a full recovery. My nephew was diagnosed with acute flaccid myelitis nearly a year ago leaving him paralyzed from the neck down within 24 hours.

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Angela Arehart Wirt
8 months ago
1
1

I hope this doesn't seem stupid to mention, but this reminds me an awful lot of stories I've read about kids who got the Gardasil vaccination becoming paralyzed... wanted to mention just in case. (I'm sure 'expert' medical personnel would've ruled that out- although you just never know...)

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Jennifer Garcia
8 months ago
1
1

I wonder if this child had recently received any of the HPV vaccines that are being pushed on kids of this age. There have been several cases of children being "mysteriously" paralyzed after receiving this vaccination.

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Donna Ingram Doyle
9 months ago
1
1

Has he been tested for Guillain Barre syndrome? Can't donate right now but happy to share.

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Elise Black
7 months ago

is it possible that the lawn had been sprayed with weed killer and he was poisoned when the grass became fine and airborne? Just a thought.

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Rebel D'Elia Plappert
7 months ago

I am wanting to set up some type of fundraiser for Shane. I have some people willing to help on a project. Does the family belong to a church that we could contact?

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Sarah Tillery Caldwell
7 months ago

Prior good health, whatever the cause of this, will only help Shane. I hope he continues to improve. GBS paralysis does come on just this quickly, but a neurologist would have checked right away. (Shoot, my old college roommate, the dermatologist, would have done the spinal tap to check for it.) So sorry that some people have filled this site with misinformation about GBS. Sometimes people who've had vaccines get it; sometimes people who've been sick get it; and sometimes, as in my son's case, no one knows how he got it.

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Darlene Brandenburg
8 months ago

Ask your doctor to check him for Transverse Myelitis. That is what my son had when he suddenly became paralyzed.

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Stephanie Calhoun
8 months ago

They tested my dad for guillian barre. He has been recover from it for almost 5 years. I was thinking the same thing with your son. It was fast with my dad. One day he had trouble getting up off the chair and next morning he couldn't move at all. I know it will be a long recover. Thoughts and Prayers in NC.

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Ann Badger
1 month ago

This is from my aunt (Becky Johnson) & uncle (Jimmy Buchanan).

$100
Anonymous
3 months ago
AC
$100
anita cronin
3 months ago

Donation for Bill/Ann Lease wedding gift from Rob/Anita Cronin & Geoff Lease

AL
$500
Ann & Billy Lease
3 months ago
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1

Love you guys!

MS
$50
Mary Sivado
3 months ago

Shane, Praying for continued recovery. Congratulations Bill & Anne.

JA
$100
Josh Anna
3 months ago

From Samantha and Josh Anna - praying for a speedy recovery

$100
Chris Bensing
3 months ago

You are in our thoughts all the time. In honor of Ann & Billy's wedding. Love you guys!

BH
$50
Bevan Hester
3 months ago

Continued prayers for Shane and family. For Bill and Ann's wedding reception.

Alexandra Crick Roof
9 months ago

I want to thank everyone for all the love and support. Our son Shane is so strong and brave he will beat this. Thanks for helping us to focus on him recovering. We have a long road ahead of us and I know in my heart he will recover. Thank You, Darrell, Alex and Shane

+ Read More
Chastity Scudder
8 months ago
6
6

My daughter mysteriously became paralyzed in January. I need this young mans parents to contact me. Chastity Scudder I am on Facebook, my daughters name is Mckayli Scudder. We to went to Nortons hoping for a diagnosis only to be sent home. In less than 24 hours she was admitted and diagnosed with Guillain Barre Syndrome. We are still doing therapy 3 days a week, but this Saturday Mckayli will graduate high school, and her goal is to be able to walk across the stage with no devices helping her. I really would love to reach out to this family. We aren't to far from Louisville. Near Madison Indiana. Prayers to this young man and his family.

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Alexandra Crick Roof
9 months ago
5
5

They have ruled out tick paralysis because it damages the nervous system not the spinal cord. Guillion Barre they have ruled out due to the onset of his paralysis was to rapid. I still myself have hope it could be Guillion Barre just because everyone is different. We may never know the cause we just pray for recovery.

+ Read More
Mike Thompson
8 months ago
2
2

Guillain Barre is mostly caused by vaccines. It is one of the side effects found in the package inserts of vaccines, including Gardasil. The CDC even admits that vaccines cause it! https://www.cdc.gov/vaccinesafety/concerns/guillain-barre-syndrome.html

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Krissy VanNest
8 months ago
2
2

It sounds a lot like Transverse Myelitis! (I have that)..it's a cousin to MS. We have a support group on facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/TMFolk/ and there is also https://myelitis.org/ (and they have a fb page too) we welcome you to come talk to us for some support! We are a welcoming support group :) (someone posted this story in our group, so I thought I'd reach out!)

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Wilbur Crick
9 months ago
2
2

We have the best doctors nurses and staff working to bring our Shane back to us. They are leaving no stones unturned. Shane,Alex and Darrell need your prayers and anything that you can give to help pull Shane and family through these trying times. Shane is very strong and brave and his battle will be long. Shane's fight would test the metal of any man. Shane will be facing a long and difficult battle. I know in my heart that with the help of family friends and with God's help,Shane will persevere.

+ Read More
Hannah Schlicher
9 months ago
2
2

The whole school is praying for Shane

+ Read More
MacKenzie Boss
8 months ago
1
1

Did Shane receive any vaccines as part of applying for his summer job at the VA hospital, for high school, for ROTC, for camp or a sports team, or for any other reason? If so, that may very well be the cause of his paralysis. For more information on vaccine dangers and inefficacies, please watch/read the following presentation by Laura Hayes. http://www.ageofautism.com/2016/12/vaccines-what-is-there-to-be-pro-about-laura-hayes-to-weston-a-price-foundation-conference.html We have got to stop poisoning our children, and entire population, from every angle, be it vaccines, pesticides, herbicides, GM foods, toxic "cleaners", etc. Our children are becoming terribly sick and disabled, and dying prematurely. These poisonings must stop! Praying for Shane's full recovery.

+ Read More
Linda Englander
8 months ago
1
1

Thousands of children around the world have been paralyzed from the HPV (Gardasil or Cervarix) vaccine. Please see Vaxxed.us, click on the Human Papaloma Virus on the bottom and see the US HPV injury cases that have been filmed in an effort to document these injuries. See especially "Colton in Utah". The Danes have figured out that highly athletic children are at greater risk of severe injury and in 2015 ran 1/2 hour TV documentary on HPV that you can find online. There are also practitioners who have developed protocols to help heal these children. The Japanese withdrew government recommendation of this vaccine because of serious problems, in 2013. I hope Shane recovers soon.

+ Read More
Judy Rey
8 months ago
1
1

Please have them check for Transverse Myelitis. I had never heard of it until 5 years ago, when I suddenly collapsed, paralyzed from the waist down. I have partially recovered and walk with a cane. Praying for your son to have a diagnosis and complete recovery.

+ Read More
Natalie Perry Fenton
8 months ago
1
1

After reading about Shane I just wanted to reach out to you. Please look up Transverse Mylitis. There aren't to many doctors that are familiar with this disease. My father has it and this happened to him. He has a lesion that developed on his spinal cord . Prayers for Shane.

+ Read More
April Reinert
8 months ago
1
1

Praying for your son and hoping for a full recovery. My nephew was diagnosed with acute flaccid myelitis nearly a year ago leaving him paralyzed from the neck down within 24 hours.

+ Read More
Angela Arehart Wirt
8 months ago
1
1

I hope this doesn't seem stupid to mention, but this reminds me an awful lot of stories I've read about kids who got the Gardasil vaccination becoming paralyzed... wanted to mention just in case. (I'm sure 'expert' medical personnel would've ruled that out- although you just never know...)

+ Read More
Jennifer Garcia
8 months ago
1
1

I wonder if this child had recently received any of the HPV vaccines that are being pushed on kids of this age. There have been several cases of children being "mysteriously" paralyzed after receiving this vaccination.

+ Read More
Donna Ingram Doyle
9 months ago
1
1

Has he been tested for Guillain Barre syndrome? Can't donate right now but happy to share.

+ Read More
Elise Black
7 months ago

is it possible that the lawn had been sprayed with weed killer and he was poisoned when the grass became fine and airborne? Just a thought.

+ Read More
Rebel D'Elia Plappert
7 months ago

I am wanting to set up some type of fundraiser for Shane. I have some people willing to help on a project. Does the family belong to a church that we could contact?

+ Read More
Sarah Tillery Caldwell
7 months ago

Prior good health, whatever the cause of this, will only help Shane. I hope he continues to improve. GBS paralysis does come on just this quickly, but a neurologist would have checked right away. (Shoot, my old college roommate, the dermatologist, would have done the spinal tap to check for it.) So sorry that some people have filled this site with misinformation about GBS. Sometimes people who've had vaccines get it; sometimes people who've been sick get it; and sometimes, as in my son's case, no one knows how he got it.

+ Read More
Darlene Brandenburg
8 months ago

Ask your doctor to check him for Transverse Myelitis. That is what my son had when he suddenly became paralyzed.

+ Read More
Stephanie Calhoun
8 months ago

They tested my dad for guillian barre. He has been recover from it for almost 5 years. I was thinking the same thing with your son. It was fast with my dad. One day he had trouble getting up off the chair and next morning he couldn't move at all. I know it will be a long recover. Thoughts and Prayers in NC.

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