A Phenix City couple is grateful, nearly five weeks after almost losing their baby girl to a rare form of a potentially deadly uncommon illness.
Ellie Cotton contracted bacterial meningitis more than one month ago after swimming in a saltwater pool.
But almost five weeks after baby Ellie landed in a hospital bed, a miraculous twist took Ellie’s family by surprise.
Now, Ellie is back home in Phenix City, bouncing and babbling like any other baby.
While in the hospital, Ellie suffered brief blindness and temporary hearing loss.
according to While they were gone, family, friends and co-workers of the Randles pitched in to remodel their home, performing tasks the Randles fell behind on when Craig Jr. was being treated.
The trip was a gift provided by the Make a Wish Foundation for their son, Craig Randle Jr., who was recently cured of sickle cell anemia.
My favorite ride that I went on was the Water Splasher,” Craig Jr. said.
They came up with a plan to paint the house, replace flooring and perform other jobs the family had on its wish list.
The four youngest Randle children — Tiesha, Craig Jr., Sophia and Isaiah — all enjoyed their time at Disney World and are now happy for their new home.
very uncommon illness has citadel Rock family Battling to fund a cause and a cure for son
“Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva,” his mom Stephanie Burgess said explaining how to pronounce his illness.
It’s known as FOP, a illness so uncommon it took several doctors and one of the world’s leading researchers to diagnose Caleb.
But it took his Castle Rock family three years to have him diagnosed.
When he was seven, his mom noticed Caleb was losing mobility in his neck.
There’s no cure no real known treatment there are only 800 people in the world known to have it.
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