Our daughter who is 13 years old, she is the sweetest and caring child and very timid in her nature. Children can be really mean and hurtful and the teasing and name calling can break any spirit and we have seen her confidence dwindle over the years. She is in need of a ear operation to pin back her ears as they stand out, we did see a surgeon when she was 9 years old and were on a medical aid, the doctor did a motivational letter to the medical aid to try get them to fund all or some of the operation which was not successful. It has been a few years now and the situation has got worse she asked everyday if she is able to have the operation so she does not have to hide behind her hair and when it comes to school there hair has to be tide back and she tries all styles to hide her ears. This issue has now even effected her Ballet as they need very tight scrapped back hair styles . If this is not enough she now needs braces as she has not enough space in her mouth and her teeth have formed all infront and behind each other. As a parent you only wish for the best for your children and have tried so many opetions to try give this little girl the confidence she deserves. Please if there is anyway you can assist as small as it may seem this would brighten the little face which is so precious to many of us.