I am writing to you on behalf of my daughter, Shunâ€™Terria Russell. She is 15-years-old, and as an infant she was diagnosed with meningitis. Meningitis is inflammation of the protective membranes covering the brain and spinal cord, known collectively as the meninges. The inflammation may be caused by infection, viruses, bacteria or other microorganisms, and less commonly by certain drugs. Due to the extent of Shun â€˜Terriaâ€™s illness, her disabilities include; cerebral palsy, developmental delay, diabetes mellitus (type 2), low vision impairment and a seizure disorder. She is feed through a gastronomy tube and is totally dependent on others for mobility, transfers, positioning and personal care.
My daughter is a very sweet and pleasant young lady who, despite all of the challenges, setbacks and obstacles she faces each day, works hard to reach her full potential in life. Shun`Terria attends the local school where she receives aquatic, occupational and physical therapy. With assistance, she is able to interact with classroom tools and participates in various community-based projects. Shun â€˜Terria is a former Girl Scout and participates annually in the Special Olympics. Due to her age and level of disability, she is no longer able to participate in many family gatherings and activities.
February 18, 2014
My life, love and joy....always
February 15, 2014
Hey Shun-Terria, I have you in my prayers sweetie!
February 14, 2014
'When the doctors said no, God said yes. When they said let go, we held on tighter, when the road seem to end, God paved it and gave her mother more drive
February 14, 2014
Hello my lovely grandchild, you made it when the doctors said no,your mother held on when they said let go.when the enemy try to grab you,God said let her go. We will make it.