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"Mercy. eleos in the Greek translation. (Strongs G1656) Defined as: mercy: kindness or good will towards the miserable and the afflicted, joined with a desire to help them. A) of men towards men: to exercise the virtue of mercy, show one’s self merciful.
I’ve often said that it’s easy to love those who love us, but the challenge lies in our ability to love the unlovable. That calls for grace. I think it must be said often because there’s this mindset around us that wants to reinforce this idea that kindness is only for those who deserve it."
- Darlene Schacht
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Brooklyn Gossard Benefit Dinner
All Proceeds Help Fund Her Transverse Myelitis Treatments
Wednesday, March 5th
5pm to 7pm
7640 N Division
10 and under $5.00
Brookie has come such a long way from where she was at 15 months old, September 11, 2012. She is now 2 and a half! Back then, she was laying in a hospital bed and couldn't move from the neck down. We were scared for her life and didn't know what was wrong. She was diagnosed with Acute Idiopathic Transverse Myelitis.
Since that diagnosis God has been working mira-cles. Brookie has gained back full movement from mid stomach up. She has been going to therapy between 3 and 5 days a week since October 2012 and seen countless numbers of doctors and specialists. Unfortunately, we still have a long road ahead of us. Brookie still has very little movement in her legs, her lower body cannot regulate temperature, she deals with constant muscle tightness, her blood pressure is very inconsistent, she has trouble knowing if her lower body has been injured (i.e. scrapes, burns, bruises, etc.) and she has little to no control over her bowel and bladder function. We have not seen any drastic improvement in months and have been told by many doctors that this is about as good as she is going to get. We are not ready to settle for "as good as it will get!” We feel like there are more options out there for our daughter to try and are ready to start pursuing those options. It is becoming difficult to take on these costs on our own and we are ready to reach out to you for help. Your donations would help us alleviate the added stress of the high costs of Brookie's current medical care as well as give us the opportunity to look into treatments we have not yet tried due to the high cost.
Even if you can't help financially if you could be praying that God keeps working miracles in Brookie's healing we would be so grateful. She has come a long way since her initial diagnosis but she still has a long way to go.
What TM is.... Transverse Myelitis (TM) is a rare inflammatory disease causing injury to the spinal cord with varying degrees of weakness, sensory alterations, and autonomic dysfunction (the part of the nervous system that controls involuntary activity, such as the heart, breathing, the digestive system, and reflexes.
To learn more about Transverse Myelitis and Brooklyn please visit: www.myelitis.org