The right ventricle of Tori's heart was being compressed due to a sternal malformation which resulted in a stainless steel bar to expand her chest to allow for greater cardiac and pulmonary function. She has also been diagnosed with other cardiac insufficiencies, an autonomic nervous system issue, and is also undergoing testing for endocrinology difficulties as a result of the recent discovery of this rare disorder. In the meantime, she must experience the post-surgical discomfort and go to many physician and physical/occupational therapy appointments in Orlando and Gainesville for treatment.
Tori needs several PT and OT appointments to help with her joint hypermobility, increase endurance, and help with daily pain. In order to assist with treatment that is needed, we are asking for the generosity of our family and friends to help with a month-long hospital treatment program that will be vital in increasing Tori's strength and her ability to cope with pain. This GoFundMe account will help to help offset the already mounting medical bills. She is undergoing genetic testing to help the clinicians pinpoint further treatment and to help identify other issues Tori may experience throughout adulthood.
We thank you for your willingness to give to help us get the care Tori needs in order to give her a greater quality of life. She gives the best hugs and I know she would offer one to each of you personally. Tori has a smile to light up a room and we hope to see more of her smiles as we get the care she needs. Thank you.
- rachel smith
- Christopher Scanlon
- Amy Green
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