Help Abby's family help her with surgery for LCPD

As most of you know already Abby was recently diagnosed with a rare bone disease called Legg-calve-perthes disease (LCPD for short). This disease effects her hip and femur bone. It is where the head of the femur bone or better known as the ball loses blood supply and dies. The bone is then is absorbed and over a period of 4 years or so it will regrow. If it doesnt then surgical intervention happens.
Abby has been dealing with this since December 2019 she has been in constant pain. Some days better then others as far as her pain levels.
 Fast forward to September 2020 she was seen at Shriners Children's Hospital were the head of surgery and the entire surgical team agreed that Abby needs a Vaslur Osteotomy. The surgery needs to be done ASAP as she has already lost more than 50% of her femur bone head. (Any more and she will need a hip replacement now) The surgery entitles cutting the thigh bone into a notch and manually placing the remaining head of the femur into the hip socket so that when the bone head regrows it can form to her natural hip socket. (If this doesn't happen then another surgery will be needed) She will then have screws and plates attached to her bone to help stabilize it. She will then be non-weight bearing on that side for 6 months or better. She will be wheelchair bound for that entire time. Followed by physical therapy and more then likely more surgeries to remove the metal and readjust as she grows. This disease will definitely follow her for the rest of her life. With a very good chance she will need a total hip replacement at a young age. 

As to the reason why I started this go fund me page is because Abby is going to require lots of trips to Massachusetts to the hospital. Which means lots of gas, food and hotel stays. These things are definitely not in our 1 paycheck budget. So we are humbly putting ourselves out there in hopes anyone who can will help us out with any of the added costs we might have come up. 
Thank you.
Prayers for Abby are greatly appreciated too.


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Kim Dubois-Nealley 
Bangor, ME

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