EAR RECONSTRUCTION update. (2021). We started this campaign in 2017 and managed to fundraise €2080. We also got an article about it in the local paper but the writer didn’t not include a link to GoFundMe page and unfortunately no donations were made after the article. We were going through some other health issues (surgeries and hospitals) in the last 2 years with Franciszek, Antoni’s twin brother and just left the subject due to that. It’s manageable now so we started thinking about the surgery again.
When we contacted dr Lewin, they updated us that they can make a 3D ear but the price is now €52.500. This does not include other expenses like accommodation as we need to stay in LA for a month. We get 1% each year from tax donations in Poland (Fundacja Zlotowianka) from our friends and managed to get enough to cover tickets to LA and accommodation. Now we only need to fundraise the surgery costs.
Antoni - one of the twin brothers was born with so called ear microtia in 2011. Twins Antoni and Franciszek were premature babies born at 31st week. His brother Franciszek due to complications after birth has cerebral palsy and having his own health issues. Antoni was born with right ear microtia - it is a very rare condition that affects one in 100 000 newborns. It is affecting his hearing and now when he is growing bigger (9 at the moment) it is affecting his personality as well. Antoni finds it a little strange when other children are asking him why does he not have an ear. We as parents would like to help him have a normal ear and hearing and develop as any other child his age. Antoni can have his ear reconstructed but the only solution is to have a new medpor ear which can be done by a professional. We already contacted Dr. Sheryl Lewin from Los Angeles about his ear. He can have it done there but the problem is funds.
The surgery with all other costs was €30.000 when we started thinking about it a few years ago and when we started fundraising in 2017. We managed to get €2080 so far but the price is €52.500 now.
We are trying our best to save as much as we can but with all other medical expenses we have with Antoni’s twin brother Franciszek and his physiotherapy costs we are unable to fund the surgery ourselves. Therefore we ask people of good hearts to donate whatever they can to reach our goal and help Antoni to have a normal ear.
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