Funds Needed for Young Teen With Rare Disease

Penelope, 13, has mitochondrial encephalomyopathy, a disease that has required numerous hospital visits, nursing care and medications.

Earlier this week, Georgia Patches ran stories with links to fund-raising campaigns in the metro area on GoFundMe, a website which is a Patch partner.

Several campaigns in the Johns Creek and Duluth area are listed (you can search for local efforts by town name, ZIP code or name).

Included is a request from Lorna Rodgers who is raising money to fund medical treatment for a 13-year-old named Penelope who has a rare disease called mitochondrial encephalomyopathy – “mito ” for short.

"We are in need of over $4,000.00 by end of the calendar year to cover Penelope's continuing need. The cost of hospital visits, nursing care, and medications are beyond our ability and as a result has put tremendous financial stress on our family."

For more on this campaign, visit its GoFundMe page.


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »