Sunday, July 10, 2016

Where's Our Author?| #SaveBraveBelinda

Thank you to those who have been asking about the author of Pinterest Fanatic, Belinda. Here is a copy of her Website keeping up with her battle along with links to how you can help. Her most recent Brain, Skull and Spine surgery was 6/21/16 and she spent 4 days in ICU. She has another major surgery coming up and could use your prayers and support. Thank you! - The Harrington's



Belinda is a young Mother of 3 who has Chiari Malformation, Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS), CranioCervical Instability (CCI) compressing her Brain Stem, Multi-Level Cervical Discs compressing her Spinal Cord & Nerve Roots, Neurogenic Bladder Dysfunction, a Retroflexed Odontoid, Dysautonomia (P.O.T.S.) and many more related conditions. Her conditions cause her unbearable pain, suffering and discomfort to the point she is primarily bedridden which significantly affects her quality of life. She is in a dangerous position, at risk for paralysis and death as she is in need of a costly life saving surgery out of state.

After two brain surgeries, Belinda thought her horrific battle was almost over, but it had barely begun. She developed a dangerous complication of Chiari Malformation and Ehlers Danlos Syndrome known as "CranioCervical Instability" or "CCI" for short. Basically, Belinda's Brain Stem is being compressed or "squished" by bone every time she moves her head or even sits upright. The Brain Stem is the stem-like part of the base of the brain that is actually connected to the spinal cord. It performs all the vital functions that we don't even have to think about that keeps us alive. It controls the flow of messages between the brain and the rest of the body, and all basic body functions such as breathing, swallowing, heart rate, blood pressure, consciousness, and whether one is awake or asleep. This is an excellent illustration of what happens to Belinda's Brain Stem with every dangerous movement which puts her at risk for paralysis and death.  

Source: medscape.com & Neurosug Focus



 Will you please prayerfully consider SAVING BELINDA'S LIFE? Not only will your donation make a difference and give three beautiful children their Mother back, you will be Saving the Life of someone at risk for Paralysis and Death. Surgery #1 is 6/21/16 (traveling from GA to NY) for the CranioCervical Fusion to stop Brain Stem Compression. Surgery #2 will follow 2 months later, again traveling from GA to NY for the Cervical Fusion to stop Spinal Cord & Nerve Root Compression. A complete breakdown of expenses and further information regarding the surgeries and desperate need are detailed in the YouCaring Fundraiser for Belinda. (link below).

We thank you so much for your consideration in donating to SAVE BELINDA'S LIFE and for your prayers. It is Belinda's faith that has sustained her throughout her suffering and she is hopeful that God will speak to your heart as she yearns to end this pain and live life again.
You may donate through the following ways: 

PayPal to bellafundraisers@gmail.com
Postal Mail: PO Box 2184, Woodstock, GA 30188
Amazon Wish List: https://amzn.com/w/3TOTSE6ISS84U


::: UPDATE :::



My dear sister Belinda desperately needs your help to regain her life, prevent paralysis and end her suffering. She is the Mother to 3 beautiful children and has a devoted husband who all love her and need her. Please prayerfully consider donating so that she can afford Part #2 of her life saving surgery (her 4th Chiari/EDS related surgery). She is actively recovering from Part #1 of her 3rd out of state, Major Brain, Skull & Spine Surgery thanks to the beautiful giving hearts who came together to save her life and stop her Brain stem compression. It lasted 10 hours on 6/21/16 and she spent an unexpected 4 days in ICU. She has to fly back out Sunday, 9/18/16 to complete what was started to stop her spinal cord from being compressed (squished), preventing paralysis, urinary/bowel incontinence, permanent neurological damage and to end the horrific pain she has battled for so long that feels as though her ribs, spine, shoulder blades, neck and arms to fingertips are on fire from nerve pain. Both part 1 and 2 are out of state, out of network, extremely necessary & very costly surgeries). She arrives early for various imaging and pre-op testing and the surgery will be 9/22/16. Please prayerfully consider giving any amount God lays on your heart and/or keeping The Harrington's in your prayers. God Bless. http://www.YouCaring.Com/HelpBelinda












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