1 Goal Neurosurgery-Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy
1 Target Fund raise $74751 for surgery expenses by 31 July 2018
The Target of $74751 will enable Ciara to have SDR surgery + post operative 5 day hospital care, PERCS surgery + post operative 2 day hospital care, casts if needed, 3 week block of rehabilitation outpatient physiotherapy, ankle foot orthotics and mobility equipment
All donators are each personally going to make this happen, Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!!
I am so very grateful for your support in sparing a dollar or two. Every dollar adds up, and without the dollars, Ciara will never walk independently.
You are all Angels in disguise ☘️
If you would like to follow Ciara's journey on Facebook, enter @CareForCiara in the search box, and her page will come up.
I hope you get great satisfaction and pleasure in watching your generosity, transform Ciara to enable her to have a better ability to lead a full and active life.
Ciara has Cerebral Palsy-Spastic Diplegia, was born prematurely at 32w+5d and is now nearly 4.
I am crowdfunding for Ciara to have surgery at The Centre for Cerebral Palsy, Missouri in the USA. It is recommended to have early surgery at the ages 2 to 4 years old, before children have developed deformities of the legs. Ciara will be 4 at time of surgery. Ciara will likely need to also have PERCS surgery as her calf muscles may need lengthening after SDR.
The surgery will permanently reduce spasticity, by cutting nerve rootlets in Ciara’s spinal cord.
SDR will eliminate pain associated with movements, as well as minimise future deterioration of her body ordinarily caused by spasticity, which would otherwise ultimately cause Ciara to lose her ability to walk and therefore be confined to using a wheelchair, by the time she is 40….
SDR will also greatly minimise the amount of future orthopaedic surgeries Ciara will need throughout her life, as contractures will be minimised.
After surgery, Ciara will feel AWESOME in her new legs, as she will be able to use her whole body freely, Yay!!!
For SDR specific information, please refer to the below internet address, for the St Louis Children’s Hospital website;
- Layla Kennedy
- paul marshall
- Stanley Best
- Stanley Best
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