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Isabella's Road to Recovery

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Raised by 392 people in 2 months
Created October 7, 2018
To all of Isabella Rooks' family and friends:

On Tuesday, October 2, 2018, our healthy, lively and energetic cousin Isabella complained of pains in her shoulders. On the way to the hospital, Isabella began to lose control of her limbs. While in the ER, Isabella stopped breathing, lost consciousness, and then had a seizure. And as she was being removed from the MRI machine, she had another seizure. 

Although numerous tests have been performed since Tuesday, the cause of her pains, seizures and loss of consciousness remains a mystery. As a result of all that transpired on Tuesday, Isabella has lost control of any muscle movement from the neck down and isn't able to breathe on her own. She is able to feel when touched and is coherent when spoken to, but the loss of motion and inability to breathe on her own are the reasons she remains in the ICU. 

With the permission and blessing of our aunt and uncle, Pacifica and  Paul Rooks, we have started this GoFundMe page to help their family with what looks to be a long road to recovery for Isabella.  Today is October 8th, day seven of this life altering event, and Isabella remains in the ICU. We are asking family, friends, loved ones and anyone compelled to help to please make a donation. All donations will go directly to the Rooks family to help offset Isabella's increasing medical costs. 

On behalf of our family, we thank you for your continued prayers and outpouring support. 

Natalia & Matt
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Isabella has now been in the ICU for more than two months. Although there are improvements, she still has a long way to go. If you are able to, please continue to share and help.

Thank you,
Natalia
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Hi All,

Here are the details to Isabella's benefit concert that will be taking place on December 2nd from 7-10 pm at the Judy Bayley Theatre. Please come if you can and support Isabella's recovery while being entertained by some of her talented friends.

Thank you for your continued support and prayers!!
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Good Evening All,

The latest medical update is that Isabella is now able to slightly move her fingers!! Although the rest of her body remains the same, this is quite the progress for the almost month and a half she's been in the ICU. I know that Isabella also had an MRI done, but am not sure of what the results are yet. It'll be a long road, but Isabella IS A FIGHTER!! And we will fight whatever this is alongside her!!

I wanted to take a moment and thank you all for your continued support towards Isabella's recovery. Your generosity and kind words help her and the rest of the family heal day by day.

I also wanted to personally thank Anaeus, Noah, Augustine, Ruliko, Kristina, the many talented people at UNLV and family and friends that contributed to Isabella's GoFundMe video (link below). Thank you for taking the time to create this wonderful and powerful video to help Isabelle raise more funds!! Please share this with your friends and family. I am also excited to say that there will be a benefit concert at UNLV on December 2. More details will come at a later update.

Lastly, although this year will be something we all will not forget, please take the time to wish Isabella a happy birthday. No one deserves to be in the state she is currently in right now. Let's make her day a little brighter with a card, note or a video and please feel free to email anything you would like for me to read or show to her.

Again, thank you!!
Natalia

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1HQB6Vo1MuZhOcvTrcbmC0rclPyUvgRT5/view?usp=sharing
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Hi all!!!

Here’s an update directly from Uncle Paul, Isabella’s dad. Keep your prayers coming!!! We believe it’s working!!!! Thank you all for your continued prayers and support!!!

Natalia

Uncle Paul: Isabella has changed rooms. We are in a larger room for the long haul. We've been in ICU for one month. We are making progress in all areas. Breathing, digestion, muscle movements. Little by little we are beating this. Momma is by her side at night, I'M there in the day. Again, thank you for your prayers and support.
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