We are raising money for a surgery which will save Julka's legs from amputation.
Julka Piskorska is one year old and lives in Poland, close to Lublin. She was born with fibular hemimelia. It means that she simply lacks fibula bones. Also calcaneus (heel bone), talus bones and metatarsal bones are missing. This is a very rare defect, happens once in 250 000 births.
Until very recently, the only solution was the amputation of limbs and the use of prosthesis. Nowadays, there is a way to save Julka's legs. Dr. Paley at Palay Advanced Limb Lengthening Institute in the United States, successfully operates similar conditions. After a long rehabilitation process, the kids operated by Dr. Paley get on their feet, walk and even run. Dr. Paley is already familiar with Julka's case and ready to perform the surgery. The chance of success is over 99%.
The main obstacle is the cost of Julka's treatment in the United States. The cost of treatment for both legs exceeds 300 000 USD (i.e. well over 200 000 EUR). Another Julka's enemy is the time: it is recommended that the surgery is performed between 18 and 24 months of age. Julka is already one year old and, by her first birthday, her family only managed to gather 10% of thr amount needed. Please, help Julka save her legs from amputation.
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