WORD ALIVE CHURCH INC via Crowdrise
March 06, 2015
BENEFITING: WORD ALIVE CHURCH INC
In March, Laura Chapel- a beloved wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend, as well as the co-founder of Casa de Luz- was diagnosed with a rare brain condition called Chiari Malformation. She was able to undergo a complicated surgery on April 9th- prior to which she was bedridden- and she has not successfuly recovered.
In addition, in October of this year, doctors discovered that Laura has a rare and agressive form of MS called Marburg Type. This type of MS is extremely debilitating and fatal. The disease is progressing rapidly. Laura is partially paralyzed and losing vision. She is getting nutrition from a feeding tube and is unable to be upright for very long without becoming drastically ill.
Because Laura's condition is so rare, she cannot be treated in Las Vegas. The family will be traveling to UCLA to see doctors who will help to manage Laura's symptoms during the progression of the disease. There is no cure. But, we still believe in miracles.
The family needs help with travel expenses and loss of income due to Chris missing work (he is dedicated full time to Laura's care and to spending time with his beloved wife). Please also PRAY for the family and all who love them.
*Word Alive Church is the umbrella 501c3 for Casa de Luz. Casa de Luz was co-founded by Chris and Laura Chapel in 2009.