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Valdosta man raises money for sister's mysterious illness

By Jade Bulecza - bio | email

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) –A Valdosta man is trying to raise money to send his sister to the Mayo Clinic, hoping experts there can diagnose her mysterious illness.

You can still sign up for the Angels for Angela Golf Tournament that's Thursday at Kinderlou Forest Golf Club.

39-year old Angela Barfield Brooks's illness started with a rash. It progressed to severe head tremors, seizures, and muscle weakness.

She now needs help with almost everything.

She can't even stand up by herself.

"They've ruled out MS, MD, Parkinson's disease," said Brett Barfield, Angela's brother. "She's had a spinal tap done. She has had dozens of MRI's done on her brain and her neck. She's been to two different neurologists."

The tournament tees off at one Thursday. There's also a raffle and silent auction.

Prizes range from a grill to bats and gloves signed by J.D. Drew. For more information, contact Brett Barfield at (229) 548-5091 or Amanda Barfield at (229) 548-5080.

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