Help me to Stand on the Feet

(It happens only one in a million live births)

Baby girl born without tibia is a rare case and a series of surgeries can help her regain use of her legs.

My Little girl, Muntaha, was born with only four fingers on her left hand and three on her right. She also has two toes on each foot and no tibia, the large bone located in the lower front portion of each leg, giving her the appearance of having inverted lower limbs. The condition, also known as Tibial Hemimelia, affects only one in a million babies.

Such was enough shock and state of panic on hearing the news that I had to be administered a sedative to calm down.

 Determined to find a solution for my daughter’s condition, I visited several medical facilities with only a few specialists able to tell her what exactly was wrong with my daughter and how it could be fixed.

 “It was extremely difficult finding a pediatric orthopedic doctor but once I did, he told me that an operation can be done on her legs, but she would still not be able to bend them and, therefore, would never regain full control of her lower limbs.”

 After extensive research, I was able to locate a doctor in Florida, USA, Dr.  Dror Paley who specializes in limb lengthening and reconstruction, in addition to joint preservation. I corresponded with the specialist and emailed him about my daughter’s medical reports and X-rays. “He informed me that her legs are completely treatable, and she would be able to regain full control of her leg functions, after three surgeries and physical therapy,”

 According to the expert, a two-step, three-surgery procedure is required. The first step includes fixing an external device on each lower limb. Attached to the femur, fibula (the other major bones in the upper and lower part of the leg respectively) and foot bones, the device will straighten the knees and then the foot over a period of five months as the equipment is regularly adjusted.
Total Estimated Cost for the Surgeries is( USD 237,786.89) and with the Great Initiative of Emirates Red Crescent we already collected already  (USD 19,726.07) with the remaining balance of( USD 2,18,060 is EQUAL to 3,04,170 in Australian dollars).

 “I would like for anyone who can empathize with my daughter’s struggle to reach out with whatever they can so that, God willing, we can perform the surgeries needed and save my daughter from a difficult future,” I pleaded.

 Muntaha, who is now 4.5 years old, is very social. “She always greets everyone with a smile and loves seeing other people, especially children,”

 “I want to see my daughter walk. I want her to be able to do whatever she wishes without being judged or looked at differently and the earlier the better, not just for her psychological health but also to keep her from experiencing complications when she grows up,”

 Due to cultural restrictions, face of the girl is blurred, On demand of generous people, will share more photos and everything.

 This Fund raising move is only for this little Muntaha to be able to stand on her own feet, We will never forget your Generosity and its impact on my little world.

Lets help Muntaha on her journey to walk!

Attached are the documents .

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