Woman establishes foundation to find answers

Published: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at 06:46 PM.

Diara Scott, a former Crestview resident, reached out to help her friend after learning about her situation on Facebook.

"It just broke my heart,” said Scott, a nutritional coordinator for St. Vincent's Medical Center in Jacksonville. Scott spoke to several officials at the medical center, namely Dr. David Chabolla, a neurological specialist.  

The Pates traveled to Jacksonville on Oct.4 to run several tests, trying to determine what keeps Britainy from walking or using her right arm. A News Bulletin reporter couldn’t reach Chabolla for comment by deadline.

Britainy — who anticipates learning the test results and uncovering her ailment — said her family will return to the Jacksonville center on Oct. 24.

"To me, its closure," she said. "Even if there is no cure, I just want to know what it is."

Scott stays optimistic.

"I have faith that Britainy will walk again," she said. "God can heal all things."

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