East Texans showing support for sick Quitman girl
POSTED: Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - 11:01pm
UPDATED: Thursday, June 28, 2012 - 12:17pm
WOOD COUNTY — Sarah Davis is a 13-year-old Quitman Middle School student going into the 8th grade.
Back in May as she was finishing up 7th grade...she started feeling bad...a Tyler hospital diagnosed her with viral menengitis.
"She was released after a 5 day stay, about 2 weeks later, she was back in the hospital again. She was diagnosed with mononucleosis and pneumonia," her Paw Paw Billy Coyle said.
Coyle and Sarah's mom, Cindy Adams, tell KETK she was later diagnosed with Pleurisy as well...which makes it hard to breathe.
Since that first hospital visit, she's been in and out of Children's Medical in Dallas...Doctors have told them it's very rare to have so many things wrong all at once.
At the moment, Sarah is restricted to her house...if she does go out, she has to wear a mask...for fear of catching something else.
Sarah's mom says she's been painting pet rocks and making wire crosses with her grandmother.
"It's very hard...very hard to sit there and watch your daughter...be sick for so long...and just want to get out and go play in the yard," Adams said.
Mike Gilmore works with Sarah's Dad, Nathan at the fire deparment...so along with his firefighter motorcycle group 'Fire and Iron'...they've put together a benefit ride on July 7th -- followed by a benefit stew, silent auction...and blood drive.
He's expecting as many as 400 bikes to hit the streets in support of his friend's daughter.
"When we see the need of one of our firemen...needing help, the rest of the firemen...not with just this department but with multiple departments will rally around to help," Gilmore said.
Medical costs aside...Sarah's family says the main thing they need...is prayer.
"If we could take this for her...we would," Coyle said.
Sarah's mom says right now all Sarah would love to do is go to Galveston...and a Rangers game.
Click here to visit the 'Fighting For Sarah' facebook page with the details of the benefit.