Please help Addison Bennett, age 10

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Raised by 30 people in 6 months
Addison is ten years old and has been diagnosed with Idiopathic Scoliosis. The curvature in her spine is so severe the Doctors at Scottish Rite in Dallas want to schedule an invasive surgery to fuse her vertebrae together and place vertical rods in her back right away.
Addison lives in the Dallas Texas area with her mother and I live in the Atlanta area. This has been a difficult period for all of us and to make things worse we currently do not have insurance to cover any medical expenses. With our current income situation the surgery would not cost us anything, however we do not believe that putting our daughter through the surgery is the best thing for her at this time. As any parent would do, we looked for alternatives to the surgery. After lots of research, second, third and fourth opinions we found The Scoliosis care Center in Campbell California. The doctors there have developed the Silicone Valley Scoliosis Brace.  The brace along with intensive Chiropractic care  has had tremendous success in reduction of the Scoliosis. People come from all over the globe to seek help from these people. We have consulted with them several times now and have decided this is the best avenue for our daughter. The treatment will require multiple visits to Silicone Valley over the next few years and many MRI's and multiple re-fittings of the brace. The initial cost is $32k for the first 180 days, including getting my daughter and her mother to California and a place to stay while they are there. The Brace would be on for at least 3 years and require multiple visits to California. The total amount of money to complete this program over the next few years appears to be staggering. We will do anything for our daughter and plan on doing this no matter what it takes. We are hoping to achieve enough reduction of the curvature that by the time Addison stops growing she will not require the surgery. We currently have no health insurance for Addison and have been hit with this without warning. The easy thing to do would be to let the Doctors at Scottish Rite perform the surgery. The downsides to the surgery are extensive and the side effects could potentially follow our daughter the rest of her life. We can't live with that on our conscience, we have to try everything we can to avoid this surgery. We are asking for help, we can not do this alone and will be forever grateful for any assistance we can find in helping our daughter. Please help in any way you can, our situation is urgent. Thank you for reading our Plea for help!
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