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Sunni Wigginton’s Facial Surgery

$23,020 of $40,000 goal

Raised by 274 people in 11 months
Friends and family, I’m SO excited to share some amazing news with you! After visiting LA this past week, I received news that I’m a perfect candidate for a new procedure (selective neurolosis). It will help with the facial muscle spasms and facial paralysis I’ve dealt with over the past 5 years. A little over a month ago I was told about a doctor who is performing a new surgery for synkinesis patients. Dr. Azizzadeh will be “re-wiring” my facial nerve for a permanent relief of pain. I have had significant pain from the facial spasms, and have tried rehab therapy and Botox with little relief. For those who don’t know, I was diagnosed with an Acoustic Neuroma (brain tumor) at 14, and had brain surgery in New York City at 16. I’m thankful for a successful surgery, but I’ve experienced much adversity since… Dealing with significant hearing loss, the muscle spasms aka synkinesis, and facial paralysis. BUT this surgery is not covered by insurance and costs over $40,000. I am asking for prayers and any donations as every penny helps. I can’t say “thank you” enough for everyone’s support over the last 7 years. I am excited to see how the Lord will continue to work!
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Hi everyone, I've had a lot of people ask me recently about how I am doing after my surgery and I wanted to give everyone an update!

This week was exactly 4 months since my surgery and I am feeling great. While there is still some soreness from the surgery being so invasive, I am feeling better and better every day. I no longer am experiencing the major muscle spams as I previously did before surgery, which is such great news. I have a few spots (my eye and chin) that will still require botox to help relieve tension/spams. The surgeon does not go near the eye for other medical reasons and the nerve near the chin that is having spasms was connected to my bottom lip and if it were to be touched I would no longer have the function in my bottom lip.

I have also begun my 9 months of therapy. This is to help train my brain to learn the new movements possible without the spasms and how it coordinates together. During these 9 months of therapy, it also allows the nerves, muscles, and tissues to heal from the surgery, which means that my face will only continue to feel better. I have attached a picture of the day before surgery and 1-week post surgery that shows just a little bit of the results!

It has truly been a blessing to have this surgery done as living life with less pain is indescribable. I cannot thank everyone enough for their prayers and donations as this wouldn't have been possible without you! ❤️
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This Thursday Dress and Dwell is donating 20% of their sales to my surgery! They’re open from 11-6 in New Albany or until 6 pm for online orders at www.dressanddwell.com Thank you all for your support!
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I’m so excited to announce that we have hit my first goal - I can officially schedule my surgery with the funds that we have raised! Thank you so much to everyone that has donated. Stay tuned for a video explaining the reasoning behind the surgery, as well as businesses that are supporting my cause! We still have a long way to go, but I am trusting that the Lord will provide! Much love, Sunni ❤️
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