Arianna is a "Milagrito" (little miracle), an example of strength and perseverance.
A little bit of her story...
Arianna was diagnosed with Occipital Encephalocele at the 15th week of pregnancy. They did not give us much hope.
The panorama was so uncertain that Arianna could be tied to life by means of devices and have needed multiple surgeries.
Since the condition of Arianna was known, still in the womb, many people of different faiths began to pray for Arianna, that's why our "Milagrito" (little miracle) only needed a surgery and respirator for a week and was hospitalized only 3 weeks.
With the surgery, they removed practically all the cerebellum that was outside. It was safer to remove, because if they push what was outside, the damage could be even bigger.
Arianna has 4 years 10 months, looks like a girl without any problem but, she doesn’t speak, and still doesn’t walk (has no strength in her legs from knee down) therefore she can’t be independent.
The diagnosis of her is Ataxic Cerebral Palsy.
Arianna since Baby has been in therapies, and she manages to sit a little longer and maintain balance. If she wants to grave something she crawls with difficulty but almost always she achieves it.
Her little legs do not have strength from the knees down and her little feet have been deformed by the lack of use.
The objective of requesting help from all of you has been for treatment with stem cells so that "Arianna can walk" that has not yet been done.
After the evaluation of it, first, we will proceed to the first phase of the treatment, is prepare her feet.
Arianna, for now, is going to receive Botox treatment on both legs to loosen muscles and tendons of her feet and legs that are a little stunted by the same lack of use. In these moments she is presenting what is called "equine foot"
Botox treatment is going to be done in the next few days and requires constant therapies after the application. We expect that only one application will be necessary.
After a few months and many therapies, she will be evaluated again to see if is necessary other Botox application, or corrective surgery on both feet or give us the great news that the application was a success.
We have a youtube channel "con Arianna de la mano" (with Arianna holding hands) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSsyFhSbUq4n8EtKv... and Facebook "Con Arianna de la mano" (with Arianna holding hands) @conAriannadelamano where we will be giving reports of her condition and the evolution of her as you because of your help and support are a very important part in Arianna’s life.
We feel committed to all of you and we want to keep you up-to-date on her treatments.
Again a million thanks!
God bless you!