You may remember Rozlyn from our March 2019 flash charity campaign. Back then, Roz was only 8 years old. Tomorrow, Roz will be 13, and we can’t believe how quickly time flies!With such a significant milestone around the corner, Roz’s mom reached out to us and shared the following update:
“I just wanted to drop in and give a little update on Roz. Roz was the recipient of a 2019 campaign. She has an extremely rare form of encephalitis that essentially led to heaving half her brain detached at age 3.5 years to stop the seizures. She remained seizure free for almost 8 years but unfortunately 2 years ago the seizures returned. So now, at the age of 13 ( her birthday is this Saturday) she will be having 1 possibly 2 more surgeries this Summer to remove remaining brain lobes on the affected side. Hopefully, she will be seizure free once again. No specific dates set yet. Her case will be discussed by the epilepsy board at Cincinnati Children's on June 22nd. Please keep her and our family in your thoughts and prayers. We will keep you updated. You can also follow her story Journey of the Amazing Roz.”
On behalf of the entire Chive Charities team, we would like to wish Roz a very happy 13th birthday! You continue to inspire resilience in us all, and it is our privilege to have you as a part of our community!