Support Elizabeth, Tyler, and Their Brave Little Boy Jude
My beautiful sister, Elizabeth, and brother-in-law, Tyler, are facing an incredibly challenging time. Last July, Elizabeth was diagnosed with fibromuscular dysplasia, a rare vascular condition that affects her arteries. But that’s not where their journey ends. My sweet nephew Jude, a bright and spirited little boy, has been struggling with developmental issues and mysterious episodes since last year.
Their Son’s Journey
After numerous doctor visits and exhaustive tests, Jude had his adenoids and tonsils removed in an attempt to help his speech delay. He was also given an eye sight test and prescribed glasses. Following on from those, he was then diagnosed with receptive language disorder and sensory processing disorder. These conditions have made everyday life a struggle for him, affecting his ability to communicate and process sensory information. Despite these challenges, he continues to live life to the fullest with unwavering courage, even when it often times leaves him alone and unable to connect with his peers.
Recently, things took a more alarming turn. An EEG revealed that he has been experiencing recurring seizures in his left temporal lobe, leading to a diagnosis of Partial Epilepsy. His neurologist has scheduled an MRI for February 27th in hopes of finding a cause such as abnormal brain growth, tumors, and/or neurotransmitter imbalances. The uncertainty and fear surrounding this situation are immense.
The Financial Burden
As you can imagine, the medical bills have piled up. The cost of tests, doctor visits, and medications has put a strain on their family. Elizabeth and Tyler are doing everything they can to provide the best care for their son, but they’ve reached a breaking point. They’ve had to make adjustments to their home and lifestyle to accommodate their neurodivergent little boy’s needs and haven't planned for such an unexpected turn in the health of Elizabeth or Jude, let alone at the same time.
How You Can Help
We’re reaching out to our community, friends, and compassionate strangers to rally around Elizabeth, Tyler, and their brave little boy, Jude (and his brother Jonah). Your support can make a significant difference:
- Donate: Every dollar counts. Whether it’s the price of a cup of coffee or more, your contribution will directly alleviate their financial burden.
- Lend a Hand. Whether or not you're able to contribute financially, this amazing platform has the ability to allow for Meals to be cooked, babysitting to be had, and helpful hands to help with other things needed as they progress in the journey for care for Jude.
- Share: Spread the word! Share this campaign with your network. The more people who know about their situation, the more support they’ll receive.
- Pray and Send Positive Vibes: Sometimes, emotional support is as valuable as financial assistance. Let them know they’re not alone.
Just will continue to undergo psychiatric developmental evaluations, therapies, and continued EEGs. Whether you’re willing to give money, send meals, or lend a hand, your support makes a real difference.
Elizabeth and Tyler’s Gratitude
Elizabeth and Tyler are overwhelmed by the love and kindness they’ve received so far. They’re grateful for any help you can provide, whether it’s through donations, prayers, or simply sharing their story. Let’s come together and be a beacon of hope for their gorgeous, resilient family.
Thank you for being part of their journey. 🙏❤️