Globe University-Green Bay student Tina Panske’s daughter, Brooklyn, was born more than 3 months premature, weighing just 2lbs 7oz. Soon after her birth, Brooklyn suffered a brain bleed, resulting in a condition known as hydrocephalus (i.e. an excessive accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain). Though small in size, Brooklyn proved to be quite a fighter despite improbable odds.
Brooklyn is now 5 years old. Her diagnoses include Cerebral Palsy, Epilepsy, developmental delays, and spasticity (i.e. high muscle tone). She’s undergone 8 brain surgeries, 2 G-tube (feeding tube) surgeries, an eye surgery, and as recently as July 2012, a rhizotomy – a procedure whereby select spinal nerve roots are surgically severed. Following her surgery, Brooklyn predictably lost all muscle control, and she is currently re-learning how to crawl, sit, stand, and walk.
Brooklyn’s parents, Tina and Randy, put together a benefit in Brooklyn’s name to raise money to assist in the uninsured medical and rehabilitative costs associated with Brooklyn’s surgery and recovery. The Globe-Green Bay family is going to do our part to show We Care.
What: A mini-carnival — day of games and prizes, a silent auction, and more.
When and where: Wednesday, October 17, 2012, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the campus commons.
Tickets: 1 ticket = $1 or 6 tickets = $5
All proceeds will be donated to Brooklyn’s Benefit.
If you would like more information, please contact Laura Nelson, Globe University Paralegal Program Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org.