Cheerleaders to host “Hope for Ella” event

Photo courtesy Corn Bible Academy.

By Wesley Javorsky

The Corn Bible Academy cheerleaders will be selling t-shirts and taking donations for Ella Miller, the daughter of CBA alum Sheldon Miller, during CBA’s home basketball game on Tuesday, December 13 in order to raise awareness for Prader-Willi Syndrome and to help defer some of the medical expenses of the Miller family.

Ella Winn Miller was born on Nov. 6, 2015. Following several weeks of testing, Ella was diagnosed with Prader-Willi Syndrome. PWS is a rare genetic disorder that is caused from a deletion on the 15th chromosome. It affects one in 15,000 births. There are many struggles that PWS kids face, but the main symptom of PWS is hyperphagia, or the inability to feel full.

“Ella will have this condition for the rest of her life, but it is our hope that with the advancement in medical technology, research and medications, her symptoms will be minor if not alleviated,” Lindy Miller said. “While we know that Ella and our family will face many struggles ahead, God is walking with us and guiding us every step of the way, and He has amazing things in store for Ella’s future!”

The evening will kick off at 6:30 on Dec. 13 in Corn when the Crusaders take on the Hammon Warriors.

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