Following our 20 week ultrasound we learnt that our daughter was facing the fight of her life, the diagnosis; Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS).
The left side of the heart is poorly developed and abnormally small, therefore unable to perform its normal circulatory functions. As a result, babies born with the condition must undergo a number of open heart surgeries in order to try and save their life, the first of which is performed when they are only days old (life saving treatments will commence the moment she is born). Without surgery, death is certain.
So as a result, myself, Link (my husband) and our two children will need to relocate to Melbourne for a period of around 6 months while our baby girl is treated at the Royal Childrens Hospital.
We have never been one's to ask for help financially, however we realise the struggles we are up against and so any help you could offer at all would be so appreciated; even if it just means sharing this post.
Much love x
- Jess Nicholson
- Lucy Staring
- Kelly Anstee
- Ebony Bell