Fibular Hemimelia is the absence of the fibular bone. Not many children are born with this condition but those who are often face a lifetime of surgeries for limb length discrepancies until their bones stop growing, near adulthood. My daughter, Aynslie, had her first surgery at just 18 months old, in January of 2013. Since that time the discrepancy in length between her "normal" left leg and her "little" right leg has grown significantly. Today I had to schedule my little one for her second surgery. As one can imagine, having a child with a condition that requires surgery can be mentally and emotionally draining. It is, unfortunately, also financially draining. Although I hate to do so, I am starting a campaign to raise money to help pay for costs associated with Aynslie's second surgery. We will be traveling down to Florida to The Paley Institute where Aynslie had her first surgery
with Dr. Dror Paley. Although insurance will cover a large portion of the surgery, itself, we are left with copays, living expenses and the cost of travel on top of the expenses we are responsible for at home. We are truly grateful for all of the support that we have received along the way and, although stressed, are looking forward to Aynslie's next big steps in her journey with Fibular Hemimelia.