After exhausting all treatment options in Omaha, Calla’s neurologist referred her to the TSC Clinic at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital for specialized care. After several trips to Cincinnati, a year of many tests, medications, a specialized diet, and a feeding tube, Calla’s seizures are still not controlled, and she is losing developmental skills. In her last EEG, Calla experienced over 50 seizures in 24 hours. The TSC neurologists referred her to Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston for surgery to remove some of the abnormal growths in her brain, with a goal of seizure control or possibly eliminating her seizures completely. After a 10-day pre-op visit to Houston in September, Calla was put on the “fast track.” Her surgery has been scheduled for December 11, and she will have to remain in Houston for about four weeks.
Calla and her family will be traveling for her medical care many times a year throughout her life. Their trip to Houston in December is expected to cost nearly $10,000. Money raised at this benefit will help the Ohlrich family with the many financial burdens of Calla’s disease, including travel expenses, home modifications, and child care for the boys.
Calla Can! Benefit Committee
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- Patia Boomsma
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- Cindy Munchrath
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