Benefit For Bianca

$4,000 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 43 people in 38 months
We are trying to raise money for the implementation of magnetic growth rods in our 10 year old special needs daugther, Bianca. The money raised will be spent solely on Bianca and her additional growth adjustment surgeries, adaptive devices, therapy and any other procedures or devices the doctors deem medically necessary. We appreciate any and all donations regardless of the amount. If you ever have any questions or want to reach out to our family to learn more, please feel free to email us at admin@benefitforbianca.com or visit Bianca's facebook page by searching Benefit for Bianca. We have been posting regular updates on her progress and other charity events that will benefit her in the area (Tampa Bay Area). Thank you in advance for your support, it means more to our family than words can express. Please read below to learn more about Bianca and her life journey.

Bianca was born in 2004 at 3 pounds 3 ounces. She was diagnosed shortly thereafter with Trisomy 9 Mosaic, a rare genetic disorder that delays physical and mental growth. Doctors anticipated her life expectancy to be approximately 2 years at best. She struggled through her first year of life spending most of it in the PICU at All Children's in St. Pete. She received a feeding tube at 8 months and has been dependant on that ever since. 

Despite her gloomy start in life, Bianca has trumped all the odds stacked against her and celebrated her 10th birthday this year. She has over come so many things. Even though she is non-verbal and relies on a wheelchair, she takes adversity and makes it into sunshine and rainbows. Bianca is the happiest,kindest little girl. She has a warm gentle touch that could move the heavens.  She has been in physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy since she was 10 months old. With the help of the therapist and her special needs school, she has learned to ride an adaptive tricycle, and walk short distances in an adaptive walker. 

Approximately 3 years ago, Bianca was accepted into the Shriners care in Tampa where they identified her Scoliosis. Due to her lack of muscle tone from the Trisomy 9 Mosaic, her scoliosis has and is rapidly progressing. It is impeding her ability to sit up straight, has offset her hips which creates a challenge when she tries walking for therapy. The scoliosis is so severe it has started to compress her internal organs therefore making it necessary to have surgery to place rods in her back to relieve to stress the curve in her spine is creating. 

Bianca's doctor, Dr. Cronen of the Florida Medical Clinic recommended magnetic growth rods for Bianca. They will allow Bianca to continue to grow without permanently fusing her spine until she is at 90% growth. These special growth rods will relieve the pressure on Bianca's internal organs, straighten her spine by nearly half its current curvature and will realign her hips so she can sit and walk. The magnetic growth rods can be adjusted in office without the need for additional surgeries which contributes to less recovery and risk of death from multiple surgeries and use of anesthesia. Traditional growth rods require invasive surgeries every 6 months to manually adjust the rods as she grows until she is ready for fusion. Bianca is not a good candidate for traditional rods because she is so small, has a compromised immune system and asthma making her a high risk patient for repeat surgeries.
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We are keeping much better track of posting updates on Bianca's facebook page, "Benefit for Bianca". Sorry for the delay on this site. Nevertheless:

Bianca is doing fantastic! We did notice that the head of one of the anchoring bolts is protruding from her skin however upon x-ray and examination by the doctor, it is ok for now. She is not in any pain because of it, however, we will continue to monitor the area.

Bianca started back to school full time January 21 and has been participating in all her normal activities.

While she is triving now, she will still have multiple growth adjustments, therapies and equipment needs along the way. Her final surgery will be in approximately 4-5 years.

We greatly appreciate all the donations, thoughts, prayers and comments you all have reached out to our family with. You are all keeping the Campos family strong and we thank you for that.
At the doctor for a follow up
Happy to be sitting on her own again
First day of school post-op
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Bianca is back in the hospital today. The Lower portion of her incision has not been healing as planned. He doctor will be opening her lower back up and giving her a thorough cleaning. She did have the pleasure of meeting some of the team members of the Tampa Bay Bucs. Please continue to keep her in your thoughts and prayers. For more frequent updates please visit her facebook page Benefit for Bianca. Thanks! - mom
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Raised by 43 people in 38 months
Created December 11, 2014
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37 months ago

Praying for your precious little girl

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