Med. Emerg. for daughter of adop. mom stascie k Brown
To explain our situation as briefly as I can, my 15 year old great granddaughter, Lauren Cooper, just had emergency surgery due to leaking spinal fluid, and a tumor was removed from her spine which has now left her paralyzed and at this point we don't know the cause or what else to expect. She is in extreme pain. We are unable to provide (any) family medical history which may help the doctors as I will explain below, but we desperatley need your help in this matter.
The mother of my great granddaughter is an adoptee who has attempted to get family medical history from Catholic Charaties who was the angency who handled her adoption. We have been dealing with Catholic Charaties for several years and have basically gotten nowhere. Originally my granddaughter would have welcomes any contact with her birth mother at whatever level she wished. Catholic Charaties claim to have made contact with her birth mother and that she has (MS) and is in a wheel chair, so we take it that she may not contact because of her illness. We've asked Catholic Charaties on numerous occassions to please have the birth mother to at the very least provide family medical history. To my knowledge this has never been done. Phone calls are seldom returned. At this point, it is CRUCIAL that she, Lauren, recieve family medical information on both the birth mother and the birth father's siblings, aunts and uncles. I'm sure if this was your child you would not want to see your child suffer needlessly or have them die due to lack of family medical history. Had we been given this information a few years ago, this may have never happened, had we known what to watch for.
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Most of this stems from MS. The first biopsy came back from pathology. It is not cancerous and not a tumor, but called it a blood clot mass also known as 'Cavernous Angiomas'. They sent it off to another pathologist Thursday evening, took out her stiches Friday moved her from all childrens hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida by ambulance to Tampa General in Tampa, Florida for 4-6 weeks of rehab. She is still paralyzed and can't control bodily function. Nor has any feeling any where. The 2nd biopsy came back as they were moving her from one hospital to another, with no results as the same. They were going to send it out again to a different lab. I haven't heard. Stacy (the mother) and her 3 girls, ages 17, 15 and 4 have no health insurance for all of this. We have no idea how all of this now and in the future how it will be paid for.
They have changed her hospital by ambulance from All Childresns in St. Pete Florida to Tampa General Hospital to Tampa Florida for rehab. She is also being schooled at the hospital. This is a medical emergency now. We need to get Stacy's (the mom of Lauren) adoption records open. For all the information concerning Stacy's mom dad siblings aunts and uncles. We don't know who will help now. As Gov. Crist hasn't answered the emails, and senetor Ginny Brown Waite has done all she can contacting catholic charaties.
Is it possible for you to contact Catholic Charaties to make a plea in our behalf to get the family medical history ASAP? We are desperate at this point. In order to help us, you may need to know that my grand daughter was given the name of Stacy Kay Brown after she was adopted by Roger and Betty Brown. She was born 02/07/1970 in St. Petersburg, Florida at Bayfront Medical Center. Her amended birth certificate number is 109-70-015986. The 3 phone numbers that we have for Catholic Charaties is 813-631-4393, 813-631-4370 and 813-631-6393. The person we've dealt with is Joan Woody. The fax number is 813-631-4395.
PLEASE HELP US!