Vote for my friends daughter!!! user banned
4th Apr '12

http://www.nmeda.com/mobility-awareness-month/heroes/alaska/anchorage/700/genevieve-gekeler



My friends daughter has arthrogryposis. Because of this birth defect, she will NEVER be able to walk. Because of the financial stress of her condition, her family has had difficulty in purchasing a wheelchair.



Arthrogryposis, also known as arthrogryposis multiplex congenita (AMC), is a rare congenital disorder that is characterized by multiple joint contractures and can include muscle weakness and fibrosis. It is a non-progressive disease. The disease derives its name from Greek, literally meaning 'curved or hooked joints.



There are many known subgroups of AMC, with differing signs, symptoms, causes etc. In some cases, few joints may be affected and may have a nearly full range of motion. In the most common type of arthrogryposis, called amyoplasia, hands, wrists, elbows, shoulders, hips, feet and knees are affected. In the most severe types, nearly every joint is involved, including the jaw and back.



Frequently, the contractures are accompanied by muscle weakness, which further limits movement. AMC is typically symmetrical and involves all four extremities with some variation seen.




To date, no prenatal diagnostic tools are available to test for the condition. Diagnosis is only used to rule out other causes. This is done by undertaking muscle biopsies, blood tests and general clinical findings rule out other disorders and provides evidence for AMC.



Treatment there is no cure, symptoms and deformities may still be alleviated with various methods due to multiple contractures and weakness. Physical therapy intervention including stretching (may include casting and splinting program of affected joints), strengthening, mobility training, are undertaken to improve flexion and range of motion. Occupational therapy interventions can include training in ADL and fine motor skills as well as addressing psychosocial and emotional implications of a chronic condition. Since there is a variety of different deformities, individually tailored orthopaedic correction is needed. Orthopedic surgery is usually needed to correct severely affected joints and limbs and symptoms such as clubfoot, hernia repair and correction if unilateral hip dislocation occurs. The disease is very rare but most cases envolve dislocating of the shoulders. This can be done manually with no pain but by doing this it wears away the ball inside the bone tissue. By doing this it could lead to severe artheritus and eventually amputation. The operation is a very difficult procedure for the shoulder joint. The surgeon will carefully make an insition in the chest, to get at the rib cage, and then will drill a hole through the armpit and through the shoulder. Then a metal bar will be carefully placed through the shoulder and bolted tightly at the top. The bottom will be clamped to the rib cage and will be tightly shut to stop mobility. This is a very painful procedure. The surgeon will then stitch up any open wounds and clean any cuts that may get infected. The bars will be visible so holes are necessary in the clothing to prevent any discomfort. These bars will be on for 5 to 6 years.




It takes five seconds to vote for her. Many of the other applicants who are also very deserving of your votes have already known the joys of mobility. Genevieve is just a baby, and she has never known this joy.



Please vote for her!

Crystal 3 kids; Hephzibah, Georgia 15566 posts
4th Apr '12

Well you have a crackhead who thinks you were her best friend stalking you because you took her husband. Shame on you for making her think she was your friend while all the time you were talking behind her back. If you didn't like her or what she was doing you should have told her.




As to getting her out of your lives that could be tricky. Depends on how screwed up she is from all the things she's done.

Mommeee™ 2 kids; Beverly Hills, CA, United States 5268 posts
4th Apr '12
Quoting Crystal Marie S.:" Well you have a crackhead who thinks you were her best friend stalking you because you took her husband. ... [snip!] ... As to getting her out of your lives that could be tricky. Depends on how screwed up she is from all the things she's done."


:!:
I agree completely..



Perhaps you should sit down and talk with her. Go from there

Monkey Nuts Australia 4572 posts
4th Apr '12

You make me sick.
Honestly reading that post made me want to vomit.



Your not a good girl, your a two faced b***h.
Karma is going to get you, you ****.

Nichole+3girls 3 kids; Dayton, Ohio 31307 posts
4th Apr '12

well.. i have drama like that except i was with my DH he cheated (we werent married at the time) i left, he married the trash and then i forgave and picked up the pieces. she stalks me.. threatened our kids lives..

honestly.. i have a gun. he took me to teach me how to shoot, how to protect myself and my kids.

i know it sounds extreme but i'll be damned if im not going to be prepared to take her psychotic threats seriously. THANKFULLY they dont have children together..

and.. just out of curiosity, it doesnt irk you that he inturn slept with so many of those disgusting men that she did... just because he had sex with her?

iLL-Legal Unicorn Alien 3 kids; New York, TX, United States 37137 posts
4th Apr '12

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☮Sugar Magnolia 1 child; Indiana 18298 posts
4th Apr '12

I don't know what you can do unless she actually threatens you/your family.



But, I must say, you really think VERY highly of yourself huh?
You know nothing about how horrible drug addiction is and how hard it is to overcome.
And yeah, she could have used a TRUE friend to help her out, she's probably not as stupid as you think, she was just lonely and at a low in her life.
She could have used love and support, not some fake b***h who "let her" sleep in your yard.



Good luck with your situation, but I personally think you deserved to have this bite you in the ass.

I♥Em&Gugga 2 kids; Evansville, Indiana 27744 posts
4th Apr '12

You lied to her, pretended to be her friend and then stole her husband. You dont see anything wrong with that :? You are the kind of friend I dont have because I dont like back stabbers. You created the shit storm so you fix it.

I♥Em&Gugga 2 kids; Evansville, Indiana 27744 posts
4th Apr '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Sugar Magnolia:</b>" I don't know what you can do unless she actually threatens you/your family. But, I must say, you really ... [snip!] ... her" sleep in your yard. Good luck with your situation, but I personally think you deserved to have this bite you in the ass."</blockquote>




The yard is a nice place :roll: I let my "friends" sleep in mine all the time.

Gabriela & Jacob. Due June 13; Texas 304 posts
4th Apr '12

So, you pretended to be this girl's friend while talking to her husband behind her back?



You think too highly of yourself. If you were such a "good girl" you would have been honest with her & stayed away from her husband.

Vodka Knockers 1 child; North Carolina 8066 posts
4th Apr '12
Quoting Sandy FachinaPants:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Sugar Magnolia:</b>" I don't know what you can do unless she ... [snip!] ... bite you in the ass."</blockquote> The yard is a nice place :roll: I let my "friends" sleep in mine all the time."

My yard is covered in dog shit because my a*****e neighbor can't keep his dog in his own freaking yard.
I wouldn't even let my worst enemy sleep in that mess. I'd have some compassion and at least take them to a shelter...

Mrs. Edgington 3 kids; Kentucky 569 posts
4th Apr '12

holy crap....theres not much u can do chick....even if you had told her years ago tho it wouldnt change how she is acting because druggie skanks will ALWAYS say that the GOOD ONES want them back blah blah blah.....but i would take precautions and get something in writing bc if you catch her near ur house ALTHOUGH I KNOW ITS ONLY PAPER things will be done faster about the crazy bish.....good luck

☮Sugar Magnolia 1 child; Indiana 18298 posts
4th Apr '12
Quoting Sandy FachinaPants:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Sugar Magnolia:</b>" I don't know what you can do unless she ... [snip!] ... bite you in the ass."</blockquote> The yard is a nice place :roll: I let my "friends" sleep in mine all the time."


Reading that whole thing infuriated me, but that part specifically made me feel sick.
How can such a disgusting person think so highly of themselves? Ugh.

bia. Due August 13; 2 kids; ., ., Portugal 76253 posts
status 4th Apr '12
Quoting Gabriela & Jacob.:" So, you pretended to be this girl's friend while talking to her husband behind her back? You think too ... [snip!] ... too highly of yourself. If you were such a "good girl" you would have been honest with her & stayed away from her husband."


:D

I♥Em&Gugga 2 kids; Evansville, Indiana 27744 posts
4th Apr '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Sugar Magnolia:</b>" Reading that whole thing infuriated me, but that part specifically made me feel sick. How can such a disgusting person think so highly of themselves? Ugh."</blockquote>




That is the part that pissed me off the most also. She clearly thinks she is better and more deserving.