A Fayette County mother is thankful for the kindness and quick thinking of customers and workers at the Greensburg, Westmoreland County Sam’s Club store.
Julie Michaels’ 5-year-old daughter, Sydney, lives with Dravet Syndrome — a rare, genetic and catastrophic form of epilepsy. The condition used to cause anywhere from 300 to 1,000 small seizures a day, but within the past year, seizures have occurred less frequently. When they do occur, they’re traumatic. “She tends to turn very blue due to lack of oxygen, a lot of very heavy convulsive seizure shaking like this,” Julie said.
Julie took her father and Sydney to the Greensburg Sam’s Club Tuesday night so they could purchase items for an upcoming fundraiser for Sydney.