I am Al Abaya, father of Svetlana, 10 years old. We would like to ask for your help through crowd funding. She is scheduled to undergo ILIZAROV surgery on the 23rd of April 2017.
She was diagnosed with Blount’s Disease where both her legs are deforming when she was 2 years old. We tried putting braces on her but still the bow legs continues. At age 7, a Doctor operated on both her legs to correct the bone deformities. External rods were drilled through her legs and stayed there for three months. We thought her bones was finally corrected. A month after the rods where removed, we noticed that her legs are beginning to angle outside below the knees again.
|This picture was taken when she was 9 years old before her repeat surgery last August 2016 by a doctor specializing in ILIZAROV procedure. He operated on the left leg first.|
This is what her left leg looks like after the surgery. More metal steels are drilled through her bones as support. Those metals remained there for 6 full months as the bones below the knee are cut and we need to adjust the screws a quarter turn 4 times a day. Her bones are found not growing evenly resulting on angle deformity so the Doctor stopped the growth of the bone. We need to lengthen the leg as she is still growing.
|Svet’s picture right after the metals rings were removed. Her right leg needs to be corrected ASAP to avoid further damage on the bones now that her left leg is 2 inches longer than the right.|
We are still 2 years away on paying for the different loans we made from her last operation and expenses on checkups (we do not have a car so we need to hire a cab to and from the hospital which is 18.7 km away).
Please help us raise the necessary funds for Svet’s right leg surgery. Hopefully, we will be able to raise her needed funds and have her surgery done next month.
For pledges, you may contact us at:
+639774583001 – Al
+639335133645 – Cristy
Thank you and God bless!