They want to amputate my leg…. Please help me!

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Surgery at Paley Institute – the only chance for Olivia

Olivia Grabowska , 3 years

Mysłowice , śląskie

Leg defect – CFD TYP 1b I FH typ 2

Started: 03 September 2019
Ends: 03 October 2019

Weeks to maximum months – this is the time left to save little Olivia’s leg. Dr Paley said it straight: the surgery needs to be done by the end of the year, otherwise amputation is the only option left. We are in despair, we don’t know where to look for help. The financial aid has been denied… From the bottom of our hearts we beg, help… Since we know that our daughter can walk, but it is a matter of money, we can not let the amputation happen, we can’t do it to our child.

Olivia Grabowska

Today the estimated cost is over 1 300 000zl, which is about $400 000. We are fighting for a rebate. If we succeed, we will inform you immediately. But still, this is a lot of money.  We are not able to collect such amount by ourselves and in such a short period of time… The surgery is scheduled for October 10. We can only hope and ask for help for our child. Every parent would do the same in our situation.

Olivia is only 3.5 years old today, and already the worst diagnosis is made that will destroy her future. Complicated leg defect, 3 surgeries, unimaginable pain – now all this can go down the drain, because the financial aid has been denied. In entire Europe nobody is capable of performing such a complicated surgery, and it can only get worse. Other bones are growing, but not the tibia bone. Very soon this defect will lead to the tragedy: irreversible damage, that will cause the need for amputation. Only Dr Paley is capable of performing this surgery, to extend the leg bones and most importantly – to make the tibia bone grow. He is the only person that performed this type of surgery in the past with success. He is our only hope…

Olivia Grabowska

When Olivia was born, we knew we would do anything to save her… Our daughter has also a brother, who is completely healthy. It’s heartbreaking to see, that she would like to be just like him. It is so hard to stop the voice tremble, when we have toanswer her difficult questions…Why her leg is so different? When she will get better? Are they going to cut it off? Is it going to grow back? We don’t know… We don’t know the answer, even though we so much want to tell her, that everything will be OK, we will go again to see that doctor, who will fix your leg. That very soon she will have the same legs as her brother does.

Olivia Grabowska

Today we are working in Norway, putting money aside, but it is still not enough to pay for the surgery and rehabilitation at Paley Institute in USA. We should go there as soon as possible, because Olivia’s leg defect is too complicated to operate in Poland, Norway or anywhere else. Any other option is just not there…

After having previous surgeries in USA, Olivia had a chance to have a quite normal childhood. With a special prothesis, she can even walk and use a scooter! Then she is so cheerful, so happy… How are we supposed to take it away from her, to let the doctors cut her leg off?! If we don’t collect the money on time, the final length difference between the legs will reach 27cm (11 inches). We may even not see it happen, because the leg will have to be amputated much earlier…

Olivia Grabowska

Without this important surgery, there is no hope for her. But if we make it, in a year Olivia can stand on both healthy legs all by herself! We have been disillusioned, told the brutal diagnosis, that no parent should ever hear. Our daughter’s health and well being has a price, that we would never be able to pay by ourselves. We are desperate to ask for your help and we can only hope, that there is someone, who will be moved by this scenario. Someone, who wants to help…

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