Fourteen year old, Sarah Adams, shown with her mother ,Cindy.
Benefit Planned For Sarah Adams
Granddaughter of Sheriff Butch and Beth Adams
From Byron George
Sarah Adams is 14 years old and an 8th grader at Quitman school. She was the school Mascot this past year and is active in track and volleyball. Due to her illness, Sarah missed the last part of the school year but did receive the President’s Award.
Sarah is the daughter of Nathan and Cindy Adams. Her maternal grandparents are Mike Lindsey and Misti Coyle. Her paternal grandparents are Beth and Hopkins County Sheriff Butch Adams.
In May, Sarah was taken by ambulance to Mother Francis Hospital in Tyler. She was unable to sit up or walk on her own. The doctors ran a series of test and discovered that Sarah was suffering from spinal meningitis. Spinal meningitis is a condition that causes inflammation and swelling in the lining of the brain and spinal cord. The swelling that results can harm or destroy nerve cells and cause bleeding in the brain. This illness is life threatening if not detected and treated quickly.
Sarah was treated for this illness and was released from the hospital. Within a few days of Sarah’s discharge from the hospital she developed a high fever and vomiting. The doctors diagnosed her with mononucleosis and pneumonia. Sarah was taken to Children’s Hospital in Dallas.
Since her most recent diagnoses, Sarah has made numerous trips to hospital and doctor’s offices. It has been discovered that she has an underlying problem with her immune system. Sarah is currently quarantined. The only time she gets out of the house is for an Emergency Room or Doctor’s visit. At this point, any illness could potentially have devastating effects. According to her mom, Sarah is sleeping a good portion of each day as her body recovers. The current recovery time from the meningitis is 2-3 months. She is not contagious but it will take that long for her body to recover.
Cindy (Sarah’s mom) gave God all the credit as I talked with her this afternoon. It was going to be months before Sarah could see the Infectious Disease Doctors at Children’s but God had other plans and she will be seeing the doctors this week. Praise the Lord.
Currently Sarah has no immune system. It is unknown at this time if it is from the meningitis or some other underlying reason. She is scheduled to see an Immunologist in the near future.
I’ve witnessed the citizens of East Texas, on multiple occasions, come together to help those in need. This family currently has medical bills in excess of $100,000. They have insurance but it only pays 60%. How many of us could afford to pay those kind of bills. Surely, there will be more to come. It’s time for us to step forward again and help a family in need. The Quitman Fire Department will be holding a benefit motorcycle ride on July 7th. Also,City National Bank has a Sarah Davis Fighting For Sarah Fund set up for her.
Please make plans to attend this event and watch for further details as they become available!
pdate: Sarah’s mom wished for me to thank each of you for the prayers and the support. She also said that the donations would be greatly appreciated but she reiterated that the greatest hope would be for people to donate blood and plasma. She stated, “There are so many peopl.children out there that are having medical problems and are in need of transfusions. If nothing else, Carter Blood Center will be at the Fire Department. Give Bl