Chiari Brain Surgery Fundraiser


Fundraiser for Belinda from {Pinterest Fanatic}!

Many of you who had followed me on With a Side of Thriftiness, may remember that I had a donation box at the bottom of my website for a few months. This donation box wass for my dear friend Belinda. She is suffering from a medical condition known as Chiari Malformation. The Mayo Clinic defines Chiari malformation (kee-AHR-ee mal-for-MAY-shun) as “a condition in which brain tissue protrudes into your spinal canal. It occurs when part of your skull is abnormally small or misshapen, pressing on your brain and forcing it downward.”

Those inflicted with Chiari Mal experience horrible, on going pain. I want to let you know about Belinda’s recent update. Here is what she said…

“My Cerebellar Tonsils are compressing my BrainStem and Spinal Cord. I am at very High Risk for Permanent Damage to the Nervous System, Paralysis and Sudden Death. I also have High Intracranial Pressure putting me at very High Risk for Hydrocephalus, Permanent Vision Loss and Blindness. I have Cerebral Spinal Fluid leaking from my nose leaving me at very High Risk for Meningitis. I am in unbearable pain with a relentless debilitating headache 24 hours a day. I am mostly bedridden and have no quality of life. I will be in a wheel chair if I can not have this Brain Surgery soon. I can not afford this life-saving Brain Surgery without your help. Please kindly consider “liking” my Facebook Page (link in first comment). Then would you please pray about the various ways to donate and ask your friends and family to do the same? A little would go so far… could you consider grabbing the loose coins from your car, throwing them in an envelope and mailing them to me? Belinda’s Brain Surgery, P.O. Box 1937, Woodstock, GA 30188. Are there coins sitting on your night stand? In your couch? If everyone pitched in a little and spread the word… I believe wholeheartedly that God would move mountains. $51,000 seems so big… but I serve a God that’s even BIGGER and I have faith that He’s going to see me through this. Will you be a part of the movement? Please prayerfully consider talking to your church about it. One of our dear friend’s Church is covering our lodging and travel expenses up to $1,500!!! I feel so humbled, relieved and blessed to receive such an amazing gift! I believe wholeheartedly in the power of prayer and ask that you prayerfully consider adding me to the prayer list at your church.”


I am saddened that her condition has worsened, and that she still has not been able to receive the medical help needed. As she is seeking further care, she is in need of financial help. Even $1.00 will help! If you feel moved to help please visit her site and donate: If you are not able to donate at this time, would you consider help in spreading the word? Like and share this Facebook page: Belinda appreciates any help you can give her and I hope you will add her to your prayer list. Speaking of prayer lists, if you attend a church, will you add Belinda’s name to their prayer chain? We truly appreciate this!

Again, Thank you so much for your consideration…
Belinda thanks you from the bottom of her heart! God Bless!!

Chiari Malformation Hopec



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