As you might know, this family will soon lose their best friend & father, Phil. He has the fatal Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD). 1 out of 1 million people catch this rare disease. There is no cure.
Phil's shows to be a inherited disorder, so Phil's kids will be tested, as well. Doctors say he has a few months left, to spend with his family & friends.
Beginning November 2017, Phil has definite memory loss, difficulty keeping balance and walking. During December, he was walking down the driveway, shortly afterwards, he's in his new wheelchair.
As this disease rapidly destroys the brain, victims lose muscle control, the ability to talk, swallow, and eventually death.
Doctors feel Phil has a few months left, to spend with his family & friends.
Phil's wife, drives bus for the local schools, watching over the children in the community. Phil requires round-the-clock aid and supervision, so mom will have to take unpaid days off from work. This loss of income, coupled with his care, is why my daughter & I, created this fundraiser. We hope to raise funds for Phil's medical bills, house expenses, and the costs of what's yet to come.
Phil's wife is humble, and doesn't want to ask anyone for help. She is caring, feeds the neighborhood when cooking her delicious meals, and share smiles with everyone they meet. They are a beautiful family, and they have been in ours lives for 25 years. I don't have much to give, but the little bit I have, along with a small donation from you, will help ease this pain!
Any amount, big or small, will be so appreciated.
Everyday is different for my friends. This illness doesn't discriminate. The whole family and their friends, feel pain and suffering. It's pretty much unbelievable!
Thanks so much for taking the time to learn about CJD, and read my story. God Bless you!
With love and gratitude, Melissa, Mandie, & Brandon
Prayers are needed & Cards & checks are welcomed.
Send to: Fight CJD Phil, PO Box 7 Fruitport, MI 49415
All donations will be updated towards the goal, and receipts will be sent.
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