Help for Vicky

€1,945 of €6,000 goal

Raised by 62 people in 2 months
Created December 31, 2018
Rebecca Darco
on behalf of Flavia Rodrigues Dos Santos
Please help a mother be with her teenage daughter as she undergoes life-changing surgery in Summer 2019.

Vicky Santos (13) from Raphoe,  has severe scoliosis, with a curve of over 100°  to her spine.

Her mother Flavia Santos desperately wants to be with Vicky who has to undergo preoperative halo-gravity traction (HGT) followed by surgery to straighten her spine.

We need to raise about €6,000 as she will have to stop work to spend approximately 12 weeks in Dublin while Victoria has her operation. They are a wonderful family and  I just want them to be as comfortable as possible.

Vicky will get her operation through the HSE but the family need funds so that Flavia can be in Dublin to support her daughter before, during and after the surgery.

Flavia was 16 years old when she came to Ireland from Brazil to complete her education. 

After becoming pregnant almost immediately she had to put her studies on hold and fortunately, her family were very supportive. Vicky was born on 6th of December 2005  with missing chromosome 6p26 that occurs when there is an absent copy of genetic material.

A month after she was born, the doctor said her heart was good and that was the only reason that she would live. Everything else was affected- her speech, eating, sleeping and walking.

 A tiny baby she weighed  1.6 KG when she was born and still has difficulty gaining weight.  She suffers from reflux and gets sick at least 10 to 20 times a day. 

The operation has to be performed by summer this year as her lungs are working at only 30% capacity and she has chronic pain in her head and stomach problems that are getting progressively worse.

Please help if you can or share the page so that others can help Flavia support her daughter during this difficult medical emergency.
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A big thank you to Frankies bar for all the work they have been doing to get the night club ready for Saturday night. Also to the boys who had a poker night to raise money for Vicky, over 500 euros. Many thanks and appreciation. Roll on Saturday night .
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A big thank you to Laim Haughey 'Gutchas Gladiators' and Michael Rodgers 'Hammy Heroes' for having a charity match for Vicky Saturday night. A big thank you to all the players and everyone evolved to make this event happen. An amazing total of1056euro!!!! Thanks to everyone for their donations and fundraising... Our next fundraising event will be in Frankies Raphoe 2ndMarch with the Workmates playing live music and a buffet will be laid on. This promises to be a good night out. I will give more details next week. Thanks again
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Sorry folks the top post should have read Gutchas Gladiators playing Hammy Heroes! Auto spell
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Hello everyone, just an update on our fundraising events. This Saturday 9th February the match between Hammy Heroes and Hutchison Gladiators will now be played in The Aura leisure centre, Letterkenny. Kick off is at 6pm.Saturday 2ndMarch we will be hosting a fund raising event in Frankies night club in Raphoe. The fantastic Work Mates will be playing and a buffet will be laid on. Raffles will be sold too. Admission is 10 euro at the door. This will be a great night out for a good cause. Also there will be A sail for Vicky. The water bus in Donegal Town will will sail for Vicky on Sunday 24th March 5pm sharp. There will be live music from the amazing Nicole Sierra and GerryMeehan. Tickets are 10euro and limited. This promises to be a very pleasant event. Thanks again for your kind support most appreciated.
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€1,945 of €6,000 goal

Raised by 62 people in 2 months
Created December 31, 2018
Rebecca Darco
on behalf of Flavia Rodrigues Dos Santos
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