Olivia's Correcting Helmet

Hi friends and family, I set up this go fund me page as a way to support my niece Olivia (and her parents). It was just discovered that Olivia was diagnosed with severe plagiocephaly and torticollis. Plagiocephaly means there is flat spots on a babies head. As you can see in the diagram above, her condition has progressed past what home remedies can fix. In order to correct this problem Olivia will need to get a medical helmet specially designed for her and she will be required to wear it twenty three hours a day, for the next 2-3 months. She will also begin physical therapy to correct the torticollis she has in her neck. Because Olivia was born premature at 34 weeks, her skull was very soft and moldable, and because of her developmental delay she spent more time on her back than normal babies do at her age, which led to the severe plagicephaly. The helmet will apply the correct amount of pressure to redirect the current head growth. We have been told that her case is so severe, she may need an additional helmet after this first one. While we are very grateful for the insurance that she has, and that her physical therapy is covered, but the insurance has advised that unfortunately they will not be covering anything for the helmet.

We ask that you join us in prayer for Olivia's health, and if you feel led to donate towards this, know it will be greatly appreciated. You can donate directly on this page and ALL funds will be used towards the payment of Olivia's helmet (any amount is a blessing and appreciated). Thank you for taking the time to read this. Two different specialists have explained that Olivia is in dire need of one. While we wish Olivia didn’t have to go through this process, we are extremely grateful that she is being seen by the right doctors, and that this will be taken care of.

Please note: Olivia will be hand-stamping a personalized thank you card for anybody who donates. For those who donated please message us here with your address as we would love to personally thank you and mail you a card. We appreciate all of your prayers and support!

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  • Lisa & Craig Smith 
    • $250 
    • 26 mos
  • Jeremy Foster 
    • $10 
    • 27 mos
  • Anonymous  
    • $5 
    • 27 mos
  • Wendy Gilman 
    • $25 
    • 27 mos
  • Polly Cunningham-Martin 
    • $100 
    • 28 mos
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Organizer

Areli Moon 
Organizer
Phoenix, AZ
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