Faith is a little girl that was found in the mountains on Mindanao with severe facial deformities. The village aide program a Rotary Australia World Community Services Program decided to help and raised funds to have her in Australia and operated on. This has now take 3 years, with more to go. We need your financial support see www.vap.ph to donate.
9 г. назад
Southlake doctor has given a face to a toddler who was born without one. The 14-month-old Texas boy is one of only five people in the world currently living with the rare facial condition called bilateral tessier No. 4 facial cleft. "When you look at someone with that severe of a problem, you don't have a lot of chances, so you have to get it right the first time," said Dr. Sacha Obaid, a pediatric craniofacial surgeon in Southlake. The cleft, or holes, on both sides of John Tre "JT" Barbour's face are so severe that they extend from his lips, up through his jaw, cheeks and into his eye sockets, blinding him. Obaid first saw Barbour in October 2008 at Cook Children's Medical Center in Fort Worth, where he was transferred after his birth. The boy's parents, 22-year-old Katie Barbour and 26-year-old Army veteran John Laura, had to put their trust in a doctor they'd just met. "The first thing I told them was, 'It's going to be all right. There's nothing we can't fix here,'" Obaid said. "We didn't even know what was wrong with our son to begin with, and for that man to come and tell us both, 'Don't worry, we'll take care of it, he'll be fine.' We were like, 'OK,'" Laura said. Three major surgeries from May to October 2009 reconstructed JT's face, giving him eyelids, implants for eyes, cheeks, lips and a nose almost where it should be. Obaid also recreated the roof of JT's mouth, allowing him to eat normally and begin to talk. The transformation is amazing. "Yeah, he gave him a whole new look," Barbour said. "I didn't think he could put him back together like that, honestly. You don't know what to expect." "My goal for JT is that he is able to get out in the world and be like anyone else," Obaid said. "I know he's blind and that will be a bit of a hindrance to him, but I want him to go out and interact with the world and not have anyone look any different at him than they do you or I." "It's up to us as adults and as an American society to show this young man that there is something else outside of being judged and looking different," JT's father said. "We shouldn't love him any different because of his situation. I just want the world to embrace him the same way we do. I don't look at him, 'Oh, he has a facial cleft.' I look at him as, 'That's John Tre Barbour, my baby boy, and I'd do anything and everything for him that I can do." JT will need more surgeries until at least 18, so his family will move from their home outside Hillsboro to North Texas to be closer to his doctor. www.northtexasplasticsurgery.com
10 г. назад
Visit http://www.julianawetmore.net/story.php Juliana was born in March of 2003. Her pregnancy was "normal" in the beginning. At our first ultrasound, her stomach could not be found. We were brought back two weeks later for another one, when she was a little larger. Still her stomach was not seen. We were sent to a larger hospital, where at about 24 weeks, during another ultrasound, the doctor came in to have a look and told us that he was going to do an amniocentesis. But he did not feel that whatever was happening with Juliana would show on it. He then told us that we needed to make a decision as to whether or not we were going to continue the pregnancy. Thom and I looked at each other, then quickly back at the doctor. We both said there was no decision to be made. This is our child no matter what. The next several months were filled with many prayers, many unknown answers, and many sleepless nights. We were able to see Juliana grow and continue to develop by way of weekly ultrasounds, starting at about 30 weeks. At 38 weeks she was finally ready to meet the world. The hospital staff did a fantastic job preparing for the unknown. Juliana as a newbornDuring her delivery the operating room where she was born was full of nurses, obstetricians, neonatologists, respiratory therapists, anesthesiologists, and many more. Juliana's birth was a very traumatic delivery and I was hemorrhaging afterward. While one team worked to save my life, another team worked to save Juliana's. I was briefly able to get a glimpse of her as they rushed her past to the NICU, where she spent the first 16 days of her life. She had her first surgery when she five days old, to insert a trach tube and a feeding tube. Through much research on Thom's part, while I was recovering in the hospital, we found Dr. Wolfe in Miami. He is a world renowned craniofacial surgeon and came highly recommended from different surgeons around the country. We traveled to Miami in late March and Juliana began her craniofacial surgeries with Dr. Wolfe on April 1. Juliana and DadThe first 18 months of her life were very difficult on all of us. She had many respiratory infections (RSV and pneumonia). We also continued to push ahead with her surgeries. With most of the surgeries came complications during recovery. As parents we heard some of the scariest words of our lives: "She may not survive this." We heard these words more than one time. And each time we went to our knees and prayed. Each time God had a bigger plan for Juliana. Juliana has endured 21 trips to the operating room. She has had everything from simple procedures, like inserting a Port-A-Cath, to major intracranial operations. Juliana will eventually make her own decisions about continuing on with surgeries. Juliana in schoolAt this point we are not doing cosmetic surgery. We are doing surgeries which will enable her to function without a trach or feeding tube. Our ultimate goal for Juliana is for her to be happy with who she is. She will be able to achieve any goal which she sets for herself or any obstacles put before her. We have no doubt that she can achieve this because she is so incredibly intelligent. —Tami Wetmore, Juliana's Mother
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Miracle: Christian Minister Bring A Baby Out Of A Coma Live On Camera! (The Child Awakes)WSHH VideoTUBE - Urban Media.flv
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Billy and I had the best time with Brayley. If you are in doubt I want you to know we absolutely do NOT regret a thing. She lived for a wonderful 7 hours. She touched so many lives. I do recommend contacting a NOW I LAY ME DOWN TO SLEEP person, Stephen caught our memories perfectly. Thank you to everyone who supported us. RIP baby girl, mommy and daddy are so so so proud of you and love you forever. I can't wait to hold you in heaven.
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EAST SETAUKET - A 2-year-old girl from Ecuador who was born with a rare facial deformity is undergoing life-changing surgery here on Long Island. Angie Barreto had a birth defect that left her very disfigured, and back in Ecuador, her family didn't think anything could be done. But Blanca's House, a nonprofit group that provides free medical care, brought Angie to Long Island for help.
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Mementoes of a crueller age: Bizarre photographic archive shows how the 19th century was obsessed with physical deformities. These are the bizarre photographs from a 19th century freak show where members of the public would pay to witness people with physical deformities. During a visit to a freak show, many offered guests the chance to buy 'carte de visites', featuring the image of their favourite attraction. Among those featured in The Thanatos Archive is 'The Chinese Dwarf' who was only 28in tall. Another attraction was Laloo, who was born with a parasitic twin brother. Some of the more extreme shows even featured dead babies.
8 г. назад
http://kayleighannefreeman.blogspot.com/ I do not own this video. Kindly visit the above site to know more about Kayleigh Ann Freeman. As a mother, my heart aches to see how the child is fighting for her life. I can feel how hard it is for her mother to see her daughter undergoing all those surgeries and daily struggle. The song Title is "Amazing" The morning cold and raining, dark before the dawn could come How long in twilight waiting longing for the rising sun ohoh ohoh Oh ooh You came like crashing thunder breaking through these walls of stone You came with wide eyed wonder into all this great unknown ohoh ohoh Ohoooh Oohh Hush now don't you be afraid I promise you I'll always stay I'll never be that far away I'm right here with you [Chorus] You're so amazing you shine like the stars You're so amazing the beauty you are You came blazing right into my heart You're so amazing you are... You are You came from heaven shining Breath of God still flows from fresh on you The beating heart inside me Crumbled at this one so new ohoh ohoh Oooh ooohhh No matter where or how far you wander For a thousand years or longer I will always be there for you Right here with you [Chorus] You're so amazing you shine like the stars Find More lyrics at www.sweetslyrics.com You're so amazing the beauty you are You came blazing right into my heart You're so amazing you are... I hope your tears are few and fast I hope your dreams come true at last I hope you find love that goes on and on and on and on and on I hope you wish on every star I hope you never fall too far I hope this world can see how wonderful you are [Chorus] You're so amazing you shine like the stars You're so amazing the beauty you are You came blazing right into my heart You're so amazing... You're so amazing you shine like the stars You're so amazing the beauty you are You came blazing right into my heart You're so amazing you are... You are
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In December 2014, during her freshman year of college, Miranda was diagnosed with Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS), a rare neurological condition which causes temporary paralysis. This is the story of her fight with and recovery from GBS. The video is intended to pass on information about Guillain-Barre Syndrome and convey hope and inspiration to those struggling with it.
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Terry Healey is the author of the book "At Face Value: My Triumph Over A Disfiguring Cancer". In this interview, Terry discusses his book, ... all » his experience as a cancer survivor and his work as a motivational speaker. Bay Area People June 30, 2007 Host: Rosy Chu
11 г. назад
Child Foundation supports children worldwide born with birth defects. Meet Baby Miracletina from Samoa. She was born September 1, 2007 and not expected to live for more than a few hours. Her parents would not allow her to slip away and were able to sneak milk to her and she became strong enough to go home to her loving family and Samoan community. Since arriving in the US, Miracletina has defied odds that were against her from the beginning and is now facing her first round of multiple life changing surgeries. Miami Children's top surgeons will donate their services, but it is up to Miracle's supporters to raise the hundreds of thousands of dollars needed to provide her with the necessary hospital expenses involved in such delicate and life saving surgeries. Please visit our website for more information and how YOU can support this precious "Miracle" that we are honored to provide assistance to. www.childfoundation.com You can make a difference and show this loving child that she deserves the quality of life that ALL children deserve. http://childfoundation.com