Fly Anabela To Boston

$51,737 of $65,500 goal

Raised by 542 people in 3 months

Hi, I’m Sarah and Anabela is my beautiful 4yr old daughter, she is happy and full of love, light and life. She is my hero. 

Anabela needs to get to Boston to further evaluate a rare congenital heart anomaly, ultimately requiring life threatening surgery.

Sadly for us, (me and her) this trip is a costly expense to get her there and with her other complex and costly pre-existing medical issues, money is a hard thing to come across for a single mum like me.

This surgery has not been performed on a child in Australia. This is why I am seeking your support.

This heart anomaly is a missplaced artery known as an Aberrant Right Subclavian Artery. This artery is trapped between Anabela's spine, esophagus and trachea.

This artery is compressing and pulsating on both her esophagus (food tube) and trachea (airway) this, in turn ends up choking her and rendering her unable to swallow and breath, on a regular basis and has been monitored by Sydney Children’s Hospital. 

How soon do we need to go?

ASAP. I have been asked today 20th June 2018 via email to have Anabela in Boston for procedure’s by end August 2018 (before the American Winter really starts to hit)  I need to organize and obtain our passports, visas and return flights.


Anabela will start kindergarten next year and I would like her first year at school as minimally interrupted by surgical procedures as possible. 

Boston’s Medical bills must be paid upfront and before admission and I aim for full payment to be made by end of July 2018.

Any substantial financial contribution can be made directly to the hospital if that option best suits you and I can forward you the appropriate invoices.

Insurance will not pay or contribute to this medical expense as Anabela’s long list of congenital conditions void her.

I am not eligible for a loan as I receive a carers’ pension due to Anabela’s need for ongoing fulltime care.

A list of expected expenses are as follows.

• USD$30,000 - 3D Ct Angiogram, Endoscopy and Bronoscopy, including the room, surgical procedure, anesthesia, drugs, labs, radiology and recovery.
• USD$10,000 - backup for unforeseen procedure’s such as echocardiography, x-rays, pathology and laboratory tests and clinic visits.
• AUD$7,500 – Air fares to, and living expenses while in Boston
• AUD$5,000 - go fund me fees

At the current exchange rates I need to raise approx AUD$65,500.

Why am I asking for your help?

My only form of income is a fortnightly carers’ pension which provides Anabela and I with everything we need, and in fact we manage quite well on this budget, though we don’t have money left over to save.

I do not own a home to sell. We had to be relocated through NSW housing when Anabela was just 22 months old, over 100km away from family and friends so we could be close to Sydney Children’s Hospital, and we are extremely fortunate to be housed by NSW Housing.

AUD$65,500 - is a lot of money.

These expenses are all significant and necessary and I cannot obtain these funds for my beautiful daughter in any way other than to ask for your help to make this all possible and it goes without saying as to how grateful I would be if you were able to help with these expenses.

Thanks for reading.

If you’d like to help get Anabela to America, any donation you can spare, no matter how small, would put her that step closer to saving her life.

Please share to spread the word with people you’d like to share Anabelas story with! 

Here are some Links to visit, for a history on Anabelas and the love and support she has received.

Anabela on stage with Alessia Cara 

The Gift of an Ear, Prosthetic Art Technology 

Instagram adventures @rainbowsparkleme 

Anabela aka "bubbles" Conti Strata 

Anabela Kleyn, The Daily Mail
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Hi there!!

Jim took us in today for our meet and greet with international today and that went so well!!

Anabela is still experiencing dental pain and in turn having ear aches and head aches, so Dental appointment is being made for first available. We have imaging that was taken on friday the 12th in sydney and I've brought that with us so hopefully they wont need to add that to the bill.

After the appointment, i will know if the extractions can be done under the same General as the other procedures on the 9th of November, so invoice is being created and will need to be paid prior to the work being done, so I'll keep you in the loop with where we are at.

Thank you all for making this possible and helping me provide the best medical care any parent could only dream of, for their child... You are all super stars!!!!

Stay tuned for more updates!!! AND please continue to help me achieve the goal set by sharing my story and donating... the goal is so close!!!

Just think of it as if you're taking us out for a coffee or milk shake and lunch

Much love, Sarah and Anabela ❤
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Hello From Salisbury Massachusetts, USA!!

We made it guys!! thanks for a great flight!!

Day 1 in Massachusetts..

Feeling so blessed to be hosted by Jim and Terri in their lovely home, and are feeling safe and loved!

Anabela has her first appointment in Boston Tomorrow.

Anabela is food lagged, she went to sleep at a reasonable time this evening sunday 14th of october, b4 9:30pm local time. and I'm fine :-)

The weather here has a pleasant cold blue mountain feel to it, the Beach here is different with no fish and chip shops, but PIZZA joints are the go here and the arcade houses are awesome!!! (We only walked through to see what they look like) and a cool go kart trach!! We got shown some sights today which was great!!!

im still trying to achieve the goal of $65,500.00. That's only $14,000.00 away of achieving!!

Anabela, on friday 12th of October was seen at the Sydney Dental Hospital and does require 2 extractions of which a letter and x-ray films have been given to me to present to Boston.

One of the teeth is infected and has started to eat the bone away so Boston have been asked to extract the teeth. this is an unexpected expense.

I do need help with this one and i do not know the cost nor has it been paid for In the estimate of cost paid on the 11th. So im still trying to achieve the goal I set to achieve...

When back in Sydney, Sydney Dental Hospital will work their Magic and cap the remaining teeth. *This is not a dental trip but it's cruel to make her wait for free dental under General Anesthesia in Australia while we are away.

you guys rock! keep sharing, make your share posts on Facebook as public, donate.. the gratitude I have toward you all is overwhelming, keep it up xox

love Anabela and Sarah ❤
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Well Done everyone! What a great achievement!

MORE then every cent of this fundraiser has gone directly to Anabelas medical expenses!

Thank you so much, I can't find the words!!

Here it is you generous wonderful people.
This is your receipt.

$48,730.59 Australian Dollars. PAID!!!!

If it weren't for you donating and sharing, then.. NONE of this would be happening right now!

We fly to Boston on Saturday morning at 10:05am.

Please keep sharing my story so more kind people like yourself can jump onboard to support Me in helping Anabela.... .

YOU are making the difference to one amazing beautiful little girl, so full of life and love. I'm so blessed to be her mum and to hold her hand through her hurdles and to laugh st the silly things..

$10,000.00 back up/emergency funds for Anabelas is still needed. I'm not asking for spending money, I have my carers pension, we have a roof over our heads and food in our bellies from the kindness of our Facebook family Alaina, Corey, Ayla and Terri. So in Boston we will be loved and looked after by loving people and have everything we need for the trip.

Medical expenses are prioritized!! And I do not have access to any other way so....

Come on everyone, share and donate.

Xoxo Sarah
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Well hello!!!

51hrs, 33mins till we step on the plane. Jet Set for BOSTON!!!!

Wow... This is actually happening!!!!

And I have EVERYONE to THANK for this opportunity to get Anabela the Medical Treatment she so desperately needs!!!

I still need all the help I can get with donations. Only $2,800.00 left to raise for the minimum medical expenses which will be paid today...

Get on board guys and make the difference to Anabela, she has had a rough patch this past 3months with 3 emergency choking episodes which were so severe she ended up in an ambulance and on another occasion via police escort as one episode was while I was driving, a General Anesthesia for an MRI, dental issues and respiratory tract infections....

Anabela NEEDS Boston. Help me get her there.

Go fund me will take a few days to clear so here are my account details...

Sarah Pearce
BSB: 032071
Account: 426312

So much Love to you all!!!

P.s it is my Birthday on the 1st of November so if you wanted to give a gift, a donation to Anabelas cause would be ever so valued.

The gratitude I am feeling toward you all is overwhelming!

the fundraising hasn't stopped here. I am still aiming for $10,000.00 emergency medical funds. invoice due date is 17th of October, being paid today. Evaluation is set for 5-10th of November.

We will be laying low and not wanting to do many activities where Anabela is at risk of contracting a Virus that may affect all procedures booked. I have invoices available if anyone wants to see. I'm happy to supply.

You are the reason we have made it this far in my attempts to have Anabelas Rare, life threatening condition fully evaluated in the lead up to her Major Life Saving Surgery.

please keep sharing and donating, eternally grateful, love Sarah.
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Raised by 542 people in 3 months
Created June 20, 2018
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