Marlee's Battle with Trigeminal Neuralgia

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We would like to show Marlee that her friends and family are behind her in this battle, and offset some of the cost of Marlee's medical bills along the way.

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Marlee is a 12-year-old girl and a flyer on her middle school cheer team. She is incredibly athletic, funny and intelligent. Her sense of humor is contagious and she has a smile that can light up the room. Right now, though, Marlee is a very sick little girl. After a three-hour practice on Saturday, August 19th, Marlee came home and collapsed in her room. She was rushed to the emergency room and was given a CT scan. The scan turned up normal and she was subsequently sent home only to return to Riley Children's Hospital emergency room the next morning. At first, doctors thought that Marlee simply had a migraine and she was treated for such and sent home. However, Marlee got worse instead of better and returned to the emergency room once again. Marlee was finally diagnosed as having Trigeminal Neuralgia, a condition that is extremely rare in children. Basically, her trigeminal nerve is irritated and sending out violent pain throughout her left temple, ear and jaw. Since being diagnosed, Marlee has returned to the emergency room nine more times due to the high level of pain that she is experiencing and has missed four weeks of school. She went from being a super happy, incredibly athletic kid to a child who is in constant pain and cannot have anything, including a breeze, touch the left side of her face. Marlee is now a homebound student and has a teacher who visits her house once a week to keep her caught up on what she is missing. She has become increasingly depressed and we would like to show Marlee that she is not alone in this. That we, as prayer warriers, family and friends, are standing by her side, supporting her all the way. The next step for Marlee is to go see a neurosurgeon in order to find out what kind of treatment options he recommends. Already, Marlee has seen her neurologist twice to try and find medications that can help her. Her family is doing all that they can to support her and take care of her, but they are already becoming increasingly overwhelmed with the amount of medical bills that are starting to pour in. They never know when the time will come that Marlee's pain becomes to great and they have to rush back to the emergency room, and they are unsure whether or not she will have to have surgery. We are asking for your support and help through this incredibly difficult time to show your love and support for Marlee and her family. We need to raise this girl up in prayer and let her know that the community is standing behind her 100%. Thanks so much!

*Update*
Marlee's neurosurgeon has found a blood vessel that is pushing on her trigeminal nerve. Marlee is going to have surgery to try and relieve the pressure of the blood vessel off of her nerve and we are hoping that this will take care of all of the pain that she has been in. Her surgery will take place October 25th and then Marlee will be in ICU for 24-48 hours before being moved to a regular room. She will remain in the hospital until the doctor determines that it is safe for her to go home to complete her recovery. While the surgery is intensive, we are hopeful that this is the answer we have been searching for.

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Hannah Potts
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Marlee is my friend and teammate on the middle school cheer team.
Nancy Fox
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Ralph & Jenny Carroll
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We love Marlee and pray for God's mercy and complete healing for this sweet little girl.
Heather Gonsior
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Abby Carr
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Thinking of you all! Get well soon, Marlee!
Hannah Potts
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Marlee is my friend and fellow cheerleading teammate.
Anonymous
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Steve and Jill
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Love and prayers to our cousin Marlee!
Kristin and Troy
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The Duncan Family
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To help support Marlee and her family during this difficult time.
Tony Vasquez
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Mary ann grogg
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Friends of the family.
Zenda Gonsior
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Anonymous
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Praying for you! Hope you get well soon!
Anonymous
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Sandy and Dave Watts
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Marlee and family, we love you ,and you are in thoughts and prayers!!!!!
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Lisa Miller
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Marlee is one of the strongest young ladies I know. Coaching her this year has been a true pleasure and from all of us at NMS Cheer, we hope you feel better soon, Mar! We miss you and can't wait to have you back at school and at practice. We're all pulling for you to make a quick recovery!
Anonymous
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Erika Smith
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Marlee's a friend since Parkside and one of my cheer sisters <3
Josie
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Ella Campbell
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Coleen Davis
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Anonymous
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lexie meinz
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i’m supporting this because marlee is a special girl and she deserves every ounce of love she can get!
Raedy Ping + Steve Weimer
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TN pain is so unspeakably bad, only other people with TN can ever really understand. We are so sorry you have to feel this pain, and hoping so hard that surgery will just stop it from ever hurting you ever again. You've already felt the worst pain known to man, so now you're unstoppable.
Karen Shelton
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We love Marlee!
Makyna Mullins
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Marlee is a great friend of mine! She is such a cheerful and bright girl! I enjoy spending most of my classes with her at school then joining her again at cheer! I love Marlee so much and wish her the best of luck in surgery! I can't wait for her to be back at practice with me!
Tom, Vickie Murphy
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Linda McDaniel
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Summer Miller
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Sasha Goodlow
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Anonymous
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Chloe Shreve
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Marlee is my friend and teammate on the NMS cheer team. Get well soon, Marlee, we miss you!
Frank & Linda FArmer
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Izzy Larken
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Erin Kuehner
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Marlee is my friend and fellow cheerleader. Get well soon :)