Kalli's New Smile

$33,544 of $40k goal

Raised by 148 people in 21 months
Dotty Hancock  MERIDIAN, ID
Kalli has overcome many challenges in her 9 years of life! She was born prematurely at 24 weeks and spent 123 days in the NICU. During her stay in the NICU, she suffered a stroke that affected the left side of her face and her muscle tone in the right side of her body. While she has been able to build muscle tone in her body, she has never been able to regain any tone in her face.

Kalli has been asking for some time now, "When will my smile look like yours?" She at times tells us she will get a bigger smile when she "grows up." As parents, we didin't know if that was ever possible. Until now!

We have met with a doctor who believes he can help Kalli- with a 95% success rate in past proceedures! It is a two-surgery process that we would have to travel to Los Angeles for. We are asking for your help and prayers in reaching this goal for our daughter, and to give her the smile she deserves to match the personality she  has!
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Update 19
Posted by Dotty Hancock
13 months ago
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Kalli will be appearing on The Doctors TV show next Tuesday, November 10th! We are so grateful for everyone's support in this amazing journey!
Kalli on The Doctors
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Update 18
Posted by Dotty Hancock
14 months ago
Thank you to Friendship Celebration Lutheran Church for your generosity and prayers for Kalli! $1689 was raised at the Fiesta last Sunday!
Kalli & Andrew with the pinata
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Update 17
Posted by Dotty Hancock
15 months ago
Kalli had a Skype appointment with her doctor this morning and everything seems to be on track! Thank you for your continued prayers and support as we prepare for her second surgery in December!
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Update 16
Posted by Dotty Hancock
16 months ago
It has been a crazy busy summer for the Hancock family! Kalli's first surgery went really well and her second surgery is scheduled for December 9th. This means that Kalli should have a new smile before Christmas! We are grateful for all of the support thus far, but now we have to push to fund-raise for phase two! Please help us get the word out about Kalli's story and this miracle in the making!
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Kathryn Lynn
21 months ago
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I myself have facial paralysis. .. not due to a stroke but another rare condition. I spend much of my childhood wondering when my smile would go back to "normal". I still have facial paralysis but now accept it as part of who I am and it certainly has not stopped me from great accomplishments :-) I will pray for a successful surgery but just know that you can become a strong women even if it doesn't work as well as hoped.

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Taryn Levy
13 months ago

Can't wait to see you on TV Kalli! Hope you're doing well!

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Carleena Bhaduri
14 months ago

Kalli - you are beautiful and I hope your new smile helps you communicate this to those who cannot already see that! My daughter, Aanyah, was also born prematurely at 32 weeks and 2 lbs 11 oz. Like you, she also suffered a stroke which has left her with mild cerebral palsy. It is difficult to be different, but I can tell from your story that you, like my daughter, are a fighter and will not let this get you down!

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Iver Longeteig
14 months ago

Call the Shrine . . . they have history of treating similar conditions. Local Phone # is 343-0571. $ figure will be much better.

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Nora Smith
20 months ago

Sharing this everywhere, as well as praying for you guys :) I truly hope this works for you, Kalli is such a sweetheart.

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Cindy La Forge
21 months ago

This is AMAZING NEWS! Prayers for Kalli's new smile ❤

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$33,544 of $40k goal

Raised by 148 people in 21 months
Created March 07, 2015
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Kathryn Lynn
21 months ago
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I myself have facial paralysis. .. not due to a stroke but another rare condition. I spend much of my childhood wondering when my smile would go back to "normal". I still have facial paralysis but now accept it as part of who I am and it certainly has not stopped me from great accomplishments :-) I will pray for a successful surgery but just know that you can become a strong women even if it doesn't work as well as hoped.

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Taryn Levy
13 months ago

Can't wait to see you on TV Kalli! Hope you're doing well!

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Carleena Bhaduri
14 months ago

Kalli - you are beautiful and I hope your new smile helps you communicate this to those who cannot already see that! My daughter, Aanyah, was also born prematurely at 32 weeks and 2 lbs 11 oz. Like you, she also suffered a stroke which has left her with mild cerebral palsy. It is difficult to be different, but I can tell from your story that you, like my daughter, are a fighter and will not let this get you down!

+ Read More
Iver Longeteig
14 months ago

Call the Shrine . . . they have history of treating similar conditions. Local Phone # is 343-0571. $ figure will be much better.

+ Read More
Nora Smith
20 months ago

Sharing this everywhere, as well as praying for you guys :) I truly hope this works for you, Kalli is such a sweetheart.

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Cindy La Forge
21 months ago

This is AMAZING NEWS! Prayers for Kalli's new smile ❤

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