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Ruby our Rock

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Our daughter, Ruby, was a glowing 30 year old full of charisma and adventure. She was a daughter, a wife, a mother, a sister. She hoped for everyones happiness, was never selfish, and loved her beautiful daughter. She was pregnant with her son when the symptoms of SSPE took over. She laid in the hospital bed since January 2013, her son was born 5 weeks early. Ruby remained in the hospital being treated for the incorrect disease for over 5 weeks before she was transferred to another hospital. After 2 more weeks, the doctors did a brain biopsy to uncover the worst news: Ruby had SSPE, a form of measles, and there was no cure. We watched our daughter transform into a person we never thought we would know, someone who lost her vision, could not speak, and had frequent muscle spasms. She never held her beautiful son. Eventually, she fell into a coma and was transported to over 3 different hospitals and then finally sent to an Accute Care Facility when doctors said they could do nothing more and could no longer try to treat her. She died from trouble breathing in June 2013, never having left the hospital.
No family should have to watch their child, sibling, spouse, or parent go through what Ruby did. Please, help us raise money to help doctor's get better tools to diagnose and cure SSPE.



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