Sara is a single mother of three children; daughter, Lilli, who is 9 and her twin boys, Tanner and Caleb, who are 5. Since December, the flu has circled around Sara's family. Once she thought she had the flu out of her house, her son Caleb fell and broke his arm in two places. The doctors thought he may need surgery and that he would be in a cast for 8 weeks; needing weekly checkup appointments. Caleb has had 14 surgeries since he was born. Surgery is needed every 3-6 months to remove tumors that grow on his vocal cords. This prior scheduled surgery was done two days after he broke his arm. The following week after his surgery, Sara had surgery herself due to ongoing issues.
The following day after her surgery Sara's body went limp, was unable to move, had a fever, and severe headaches. The ER sent her home with no answers. A few days after her surgery, Sara tried to return to work. She was only at work for 2 hours before she was sent back to the ER due to spinal pain, headaches, and her incisions not healing. She rushed herself to the ER and went through more testing. This time they tried to perform a spinal tab to determine if she had viral or bacterial meningitis. Due to the pain of the spinal tap, Sara passed out and they were unable to finish the spinal tap. They sent her home once again and said she was unable to return to work for a few days and needed rest. Funds from the Canton fund were used to cover some bills so Sara can focus on getting well.