Help our AMAZING daughter get the medical help she needs!
Our Hope is 15 months old. She was born prematurely with Spina Bifida, hydrocephalus, a feeding intolerance and swallowing dysfunction. Her swallowing and feeding problems currently require her to have a trach and a feeding tube. She is unable to take anything by mouth and, of course, she can't audibly speak. She constantly aspirates her own secretions and, consequently, suffers from chronic lung infections. Our sweet girl has come a long way (she rolled over on her own yesterday!), but she has a long way to go. The cause of her airway, swallowing and feeding issues is undetermined, and we've exhausted our resources locally. The nationally-renowned Pediatric Aerodigestive team at Cincinnati Children's Hospital has accepted her case and devised a collaborative plan of testing that will hopefully lead to some answers.
We so long to hear our little girl's joyful laugh, but there are 600 miles between here and possible answers. Please consider donating to help Hope get the care she needs and deserves. We would be very grateful. Thank you and may the Lord bless you!
Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. ~ Romans 12:12