Unfortunately Miriam developed an infection in the knee with causes that are still unknown to us, after the doctor had broken her knee, and this totally changed the hope we had for our daughter.
Not conforming to what Dr. Michael was telling us about Miriam's leg we asked for a second opinion from the Palley Institute, which quickly gave us an answer.
Miriam really was in a serious condition and it would be important to have a surgery as quickly as possible on both legs, to see what could be saved, since the infection was huge, and the other that would need correction since doctor Michael paid no attention to her left leg where Miriam would force herself to lean for support.
Unfortunately when Miriam entered the 13th surgery, at the Palley Institute, her leg was badly damaged.
When she left the block on December 21, 2017 , we figured out that they had amputated our daughters leg. The world collapsed upon us, after so much effort, so much struggle, our daughter had been amputated. The next days were extremely painful, but the one who helped us was always Miriam herself who always smiled at us and gave us the strength that is always missing.
Miriam is a girl full of courage and gives everything from her to have a better future.
We owe money from this surgery and from a later one on February 8, 2018, which was held to finish correcting the left leg.
We have physiotherapy five times a week with costs of $ 1500 for each week, and we can not afford to pay so much because we still have the prosthesis [around $ 28,500] that without it, Miriam can not even start walking.
We are always struggling, with all the debts for the hospital, the prosthesis, and the physiotherapy can not fail to be done, because we don’t have the money to be able to do these treatments it’s an overwhelming sacrifice every day.
We want to ask for everyone's support, let's get together to help Miriam, she's only seven years old and her biggest desire is to have a normal life, please help us do not let this message go unnoticed.
We appreciate all the support, to all of you that have or can donate to our daughter.
A kiss full of affection from Miriam to everyone.
We appeal to all your solidarity with Miriam Andreia Oliveira Aleixo .....
Dear friends and family on March 28, 2017 we went to the Miami Childrens hospital, and Dr Michael told me that the surgery went well, the infection no longer exists .... thank God ... March 29 I had to start My physiotherapy to continue my recovery and can soon continue walking, physiotherapy is very important for me to walk ... but we can not do it because my parents no longer have money to pay for the treatments .. .the hospital gave a deadline until the end of April to make the maximum amount to pay the hospital ...... if we do not pay, the hospital will refuse the continuity of my surgeries and Consultations and treatments ..... all that I did my suffering my joy to continue to walk my hope dies ..... please help me ..... to win this battle ..... for each sharing all give a dollar help me ..... kiss full of Hope of your friend Miriam ....
HELP REQUEST ❤URGENT
Friends here is the value of my next surgery on March 21, 2017. Unfortunately Miriam has developed a knee infection and so the surgery has anticipated itself to this date. Friends have not yet paid the last surgery and so the hospital will not make the next one until the amount owed is fully paid. We have our hearts in our hands because we have no way to pay this value. We ask everyone to help Miriam and she is very thankful for everything you have done for her and for her recovery. We thank you immensely for all your help and we ask that you continue to help us as we are desperate the day is almost here and we still do not have the money. Thanks to you all Miriam is already in the 9th Surgery in the United States!
A big kiss from Miriam .... The Force makes the Union ..... The Union makes solidarity .....
Before and After Surgery (2010/2017) : Miriam was born this way in 2010
Miriam in Alcoitão-Portugal doing therapy :MAR/2015: MIRIAM:Miriam na TV:
Our daughter Miriam is a 6 year old child who was born with several physical problems: poor formation of the right leg, foot boto in the left leg, right hand with amniotic flanges and spine bifidus .
After being seen by several doctors in Portugal the diagnosis was:
"Miriam will never walk!" ... contradicting the opinion of the Portuguese doctors, despite all the problems, with the help of a prosthesis, at the age of two began to walk!
Unfortunately it was concluded that the use of the prosthesis would not be a solution as it causes other problems in the spine and bones of the pelvis.
The diagnosis of doctors in Portugal all pointed to the same solution: "There is nothing to do, amputation of the right leg is Inevitable"
We, parents, were not satisfied with the amputation decision, we researched worldwide, having discovered that in the United States, at Miami Children's Hospital, there was a medical team led by Dr. Michael A. Tidweel who gave us great hopes of Get save Miriam's leg!
Despite this good news, there was a big problem: it would take several surgeries until Miriam stopped growing!
For each surgery, it would be necessary to spend more than 50,000 USD, without counting on other expenses like consultations, exams, trips by plane and stay in Miami, which once again saw a mission impossible to save Miriam's leg.
Unfortunately the Portuguese State was not available to share the surgeries in the United States claiming that there was a solution in Portugal ... (the amputation)
Although we have few resources, we do not give up and with the help of many Portuguese who have expressed their solidarity with this cause, we started to carry out numerous fundraising events, having obtained the necessary amount and traveled to Miami at the end of October 2014.
The first surgery in the United States took place on 11/14/2014 and, thank God, it was a great success, however, American doctors concluded that Miriam should have a second surgery soon after 5 weeks. We were desperate because we thought it would be impossible to get the same amount in such a short time!
We lived in dramatic moments, we made pedestrians in the streets of Miami, we made hundreds of appeals on the internet and, even in recent days, with Grace of God, the case passed in the media, which allowed a wave of solidarity on the part of the Portuguese and we achieved The amount needed exactly at the end of the term!
Miriam's second surgery in the United States took place on December 23, 2014 and was a success again. The medical team totally rejected the hypothesis of amputation, but Miriam would have to undergo two more surgeries as early as August 2015.
In the two surgeries performed in 2014, the position of the right foot of the Miriam that was facing up was changed.
The next surgeries, to be held in August 2015, will be even more expensive than in 2014, as bone lengthening of the entire right leg will be necessary, requiring intervention on the tibia, fibula and femur.
We need to raise about 40,000 $(40,000€) by the end of July as we are constantly racing against time.
We appeal to everyone to continue to help us so that all this fight has not been in vain and we can save the leg of our princess.
Página no facebook: https://www.facebook.com/helpmiriam
ACCOUNT IN THE UNITED STATES :
MIAMI BANK CHASE , ACCOUNT n.510886117
CONTA PORTUGUESA :
Millennium: IBAN: PT50-0033-0000-45420611132-05
Vídeos of 2 first surgeries in Miami (de Outubro a Dezembro de 2014):
Miriam's first cirurgy:
I want my new foot:
At portuguese TV "SIC":http://videos.sapo.pt/ZRzNbD5PSKDTh9422GA9
God bless you for your help!!!
Miriam es una niÃ±a portuguesa de 6 aÃ±os de edad que nacio con varios problemas fisicos
Malformacion en la pierna derecha, problemas fisicos en el pie izquierdo, en su mano derecha y nacio tambien con espina bifida.
Todos los diagnosticos de los doctores portugueses apuntaban hacia la misma direccion:
" No hay nada que hacer, la amputacion de la pierna derecha es inevitable"
El pais portugues se ha conformado con la decicion de amputar la pierna, sin embargo los padres de miriam no desistieron y lograron contactar un Hospital Estadounidense.
Miami ChildrenÂ´s Hospital le ha dado ha Miriam la esperanza de poder salvar su pierna!
La cirugia se realizo el 14/11/2014 y fue todo un exito! Gracias a Dios!
Pero los medicos estadounidenses decidieron que era mejor que Miriam no viajase a Portugal debido a que la niÃ±a necesitaria una segunda cirugia 5 semanas despues de haberse hecho la primera.
Los padres de Miriam se encuentran en estos momentos DESESPERADOS, ya que a pesar de haber logrado realizar la primera cirugia, no saben como van ha conseguir 60.000 dolares en tan solo 5 semanas!
Que Dios los bendiga por vuestra ayuda!
Miriam no programa "Queridas ManhÃ£s" da SIC de