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SOS! Henna Needs Scoliosis Surgery

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WE NEED YOUR HELP! Our sweet Henna Jae, 13,  needs a life-saving spinal surgery NOW. We have no time to spare. Her scoliosis has worsened in under two months from 51 to 78 degrees (at 80-90 her spine will begin curving into her heart and lungs). There are only five surgeons in the world, including Istanbul and Spain, who can perform the surgery Henna's aggressive scoliosis case requires. There's one surgeon, his team located in New Jersey, who can help Henna, but our insurance doesn't cover out-of-state procedures. Hospitalization + five days in pediatric ICU + anesthesiologist  + surgical fee = Our hands are tied. Henna needs this surgery within 1 - 3 months, max, and we can't believe this is happening.

PLEASE HELP! Every scoliosis warrior has a unique case. Scoliosis is a curving and twisting of the spine and only affects 3% of the population--but we aren't talking about a minor curve or even mild problems here. Due to the severity of Henna's scoliosis, she needs a surgery called ASC (Anterior Scoliosis Correction) and very quickly. It's not a spinal fusion or metal rod surgery; it's different, and it's what Henna specifically needs to go on living her best life. 

S.O.S! (Save our Spine) With your help, we can get Henna the ASC surgery in New Jersey she desperately needs RIGHT NOW. She's dangerously close to severe complications and long-term consequences to her respiratory and cardiac health.

TO KNOW HENNA IS TO LOVE HER, and you'd know not only her love of sports (her Instagram bio long read "God first, sports second"), but also her tender heart, her bright smile, and how it feels when she gives you a hug. She's kind and gentle, and SHE NEEDS US TO HELP HER.
 
Once her spine is saved by this surgery, Henna will be out of danger and able to run, jump, play her beloved sports, and go on to do all the big things ahead of her, she's only 13 years old! We know there's a huge battle ahead, and Henna is prepared to fight with everything she's got. She's scared, we're all very scared, but not afraid. We all know deeply that with God and the love and support of all of us around her, she can do this. We don't have any time to spare. Henna needs this surgery very quickly.

We know this is a lot to ask of anyone and we're beyond humbled and grateful for your help.

EVERY GREAT STORY HAS A TWIST. That's what we all keep saying to support Henna through her scoliosis journey and to stay positive. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for being part of Henna's healing story, and for your help. ~ Family & friends of Henna O'Deay.

As Henna's grandma, it's me and all of Henna's family and friends who are helping Henna. All donations will go directly to the cost of Henna's hospitalization and surgical fees via wiring payments. Henna's surgical date has been set for November 16, 2018. Many of you have kindly requested; donations made payable to Henna Scoliosis Fund are greatly appreciated as well. Please contact a family member of Henna's for mailing address, or mail to: Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 600 Court St., Saginaw, MI, 48602. Again, any donations received will go directly to the cost of Henna's hospitalization and surgical fees. Thank you, deeply.
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Our family cannot thank you enough for all of your love and support. Your donations for Henna and your ongoing sharing of her Go Fund Me page are keeping us strong. We love you, we thank you, and we'll always be grateful that Henna is surrounded in love and prayers.
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