Team Allie Leigh
of $5,000 goal
Raised by 38 people in 45 months
Allison Leigh Allen (Allie) was born on September 19th, 2014. Allie was born with a rare genetic muscle condition, Nemaline Myopathy, which causes severe muscle weakness. There are less than 100 reported cases of her exact genetic mutation and there is currently no cure. She spent the first 3 months of her life in the hospital NICU. Unable to feed or breath on her own, she has had two surgeries. The first was for a feeding tube in her tummy and the second for a tracheostomy to help her breathe with support of a ventilator. Allie is home now and making progress every day with the help of a team of dedicated nurses, therapists and her loving parents. Her care is extensive and there are many extra costs associated with hiring help when nursing coverage is unavailable, medical bills and supplies that are not covered by insurance, and gas to and from doctor's appointments in Sacramento. This campaign has been created for any future efforts to support her special care so that we can help Allie thrive. Allie is a strong girl, this we already know. It takes a village to raise a child, especially a child that requires the extra care and support associated with Nemaline Myopathy. Go Team Allie Leigh! You can follow Allie's progress on her Facebook page "Sweet Allie Leigh."
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