Kendal's continued brain surgeries!
The closest neurosurgeon that specializes in cases like hers is Dr. Greenfield in New York City. He and his partner will be operating on Kendal on OCTOBER 26th. This procedure is cervical fusion and decompression surgery. This is a very dangerous and delicate surgery that is located at the base of the brain, but it is needed to release pressure from her brain stem which will help with the crippling neurological symptoms.
Kendal has a wonderful support system. Her mom, Amber Lane who is a hospice nurse and had to research to diagnose her since no local doctors were able to properly diagnose her. As many of you know, hospice nurses are there for patients and their families in their darkest hours. She serves Northeast North Carolina including Currituck, Gates, Hertford, Edenton, Pasquotank, Perquimans, and Chowan counties.
Her Dad, Mike Lane is an EMT and volunteer firefighter that has given a lot of his time to the community as a coach and referee. Kendal also has a wonderful 6-year-old brother who has watched his sister decline and often says he just wants his Sissy back normal.
There are many expenses that come with Kendal’s scheduled spinal surgery that is scheduled for October 26th. Kendal and her parents will have to stay in NYC for around 3 or more weeks, and she may not be allowed to ride via car after the surgery due risk post operation damage. A flight home may be necessary.
Your donation will support Kendal during this major surgery by keeping the family with her. How could any parent function and work a normal day while their child was 400 miles away having major life altering cervical spinal surgery? Thank you for any support you can offer, be it a donation or simply sharing this fund raiser. Updates on Kendal’s condition will be posted.
The cheerleaders also wore purple ribbons. They even included Kendal and her friend Reagan who also has chiari to join in for the coin toss. We are so blessed to have such support and it has touched our hearts!
Surgery time is getting closer and Kendal is ready to get this over with and start to heal. Kendal also has had the back of her head shaved in preparation for the surgery and another spinal tap in which her cerebral spinal fluid pressure was high and they brought the pressure down some which temporarily has eased her headaches and twitches.
Thanks to all who have donated, shared this post and most of all prayed for my wonderful granddaughter Kendal and our family. God Bless!!!
We would like to thank you all. This includes Mom. We would never ask anyone for any money....but because Mom set this up and your generous donations, we were able to secure a place to stay for 2 and a half weeks. We were hoping to get into Ronald McDonald house but they are full for the rest of the year. Hotels (even the shady ones) were averaging about $6000. We were able to find an apartment to rent near the hospital (for less than a hotel) and pay for it thanks to you all. Her pre-op appointment is the 20th and surgery is 26th. Due to her taking several days to recover from a ride like that, it is better for her to just stay up there. I'm scared for my baby but probably not as much as I should be. I have complete faith that God led us to this wonderful dr and that God will give him wisdom and guide his and his partner's hand during the surgery. I just hope I continue to have this peace in the coming weeks and during the several hour surgery. Again, thank you all for the donations, but most importantly.....your prayers.