Ella was born with a condition called talipes ( complex a-typical club foot) which can affect one or both of a babies feet and in Ella's case it's both. With her first treatment starting from a teeny two weeks old, she has had many long trips in the car, long waits for doctors and specialist appointments and has endured 19 casts and two surgeries. All of this within 12 months of her life, and she is still not corrected or even close to where she needs to be.
With weekly trips to Newcastle for the next few months, she has just entered her third round of treatment starting with new casts from her feet to her hips, she may still have another six cast and possibly another surgery ahead of her, now and in the years to come. With every appointment being different and a new update of progress.
With these treatments comes a lot of physical, mental and emotional stress for her parents kurt and Leonie not to mention financial stress as well. With them travelling to and from Sydney and Newcastle in a day to save money on accommodation and for kurt to come back to work.
We have started this page as a way for people to show their support for Leonie, kurt and Ella as this treatment will be ongoing for some time. The ultimate goal is to get them to England which is home to Leonie where Ella can receive the best treatment possible from a specialist they have been recommended to, with the added bonus of love and support from family and friends.
Anyone who knows kurt and Leonie will know how much they love Ella and how they have taken this experience in their stride and somehow stayed positive through it all. They are truly an amazing family. Let's show our support and give Ella the best treatment possible, we all know she deserves it.
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