$7 for Brooke

For: The Isabella Family
Organizer: Friends and Family
of $28,000 goal.
Raised by 427 donors
69% Complete
This fundraiser is closed. Thank you for your support!

The Story

Catastrophic Epilepsy is different than typical pre-pubescent or gran mal seizures; Baby Brooke suffers ongoing clinical seizures that cannot be treated with any epilepsy pharmaceuticals.  Her world has gone from a bright and bouncy playful little lady to a parents most feared and paralyzing nightmare.

Brooke has spent the past ninety days suffering hundreds upon hundreds of clinical seizures. Her Mom, Dad, and older Brother are rendered helpless while she suffers neurological attacks.

Mom, Sally, is a school teacher who has exhausted all paid sick days and personal days and has been forced to take an unpaid leave of absence.  Dad continues to go to work every day and leave his baby girl in the hands of Atlanta’s best children’s health care, but the bills are piling up.

Grandma has already moved in to help with 11 year old Nick and friends or family have all but run out of resources.

Please consider a gift as small as $7 to help this family make it through. 
We are encouraging $7 increments for good luck.

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on November 11, 2014

Posted on November 11, 2014

We cant thank all of you enough for the support for Brooke over the last 12 months. We are at the stage where they need to move as a family to Colorado and do what they must for Brooke.
Sally is out of work now and they will lose that very needed 2nd income.

Please do what you can and help get our girl Brooke get to Colorado.

Posted on January 1, 2014

Posted on January 1, 2014

Here’s to a Happy New Year,

Update on Brooke

First I can’t thank all of you enough for your Love, Support, Prayers and Generosity. It has made a very hard time easier and filled us with hope.

Sally and Brooke have both been home since October 1st. Brooke still has daily seizures and we are not sure about the behind the scene ones, we find that out on Monday. All and all she is still Brooke but fatigue and the stress of the seizures take a toll on her and her stamina is not what it used to be. She is on 3 meds right now and they definitely have an effect on her personality. We are removing one which is a rough med to take and a rough one to remove. We have seen no value in it since starting and right now it looks like it hurt more than it helped. We are more than 50% off so here is to the next 50.

Mommy is the primary care giver and spends her time watching Brooke and keeping her safe. She logs all of her activity since day 1 to see the stats as we progress. We hope to find some balance here soon and get her back to work and put a plan in place for Brooke. So 2014 is going to be a bit bumpy.

Our trip to Colorado was a success and we accomplished our goal of getting our Red Card and Brooke is on the waitlist for MMJ. So that we are clear we still have hope that we will find the right concoction to get her as healthy as possible. We are not sure when the Colorado part comes into play but know if that’s what’s best for Brooke then so be it.

Nick has been a champion through all of this. He has definitely got the short end of the stick more than deserved but he is handling it well and we are doing the best we can.

As for Daddy, He wants what any Dad wants. To know that his family is Happy, Healthy and Safe…

That will be my resolution.

Thanks again for everything, you have no idea how much it means.

Posted on November 5, 2013

Posted on November 5, 2013

Because of your support Mom has been afforded the extended leave of absence necassary to stay by Brooke's side.
Brooke was released into the care of a epeleptoligist and pediatric neurologist that have been more aggressive with meds. A drug specificly for Lennox Gestalt called ONFI has taken her clinical seizures down to 10-12 per day. The problem as per the doctor is that she is still firing off sub-clinical seizures (not physical or visible) all day everyday.
The combination of clinical and sub-clinical Lennox Gestalt Siezures may have a permanent effect on cognitive and motor skills, if we can not make them stop.

This extended stay or eventual relocation to a CBD legal state may be the only answer to our prayers. 
We are greatful for your continued support in that we can only get a medical CBD assesment/trial in Colorado or California.

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