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
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
8 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
8 г. назад
Miracle: Christian Minister Bring A Baby Out Of A Coma Live On Camera! (The Child Awakes)WSHH VideoTUBE - Urban Media.flv
10 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
10 г. назад
please give a thumbs up if you like this video ! instagram #hotgreg http://www.facebook.com/hotgreg http://www.twitter.com/hotgreg2 PLEASE LIKE,SHARE OR DO WHATEVER YOU WANT TO THIS VIDEO ! please subscribe !!!! Samoa's 'Baby Miracle' needs help to live She was not expected to survive for more than a few hours. Doctors had even decided she should not be fed. But two months later, after her family refused to let her slip away, Samoa's "Baby Miracle" is clinging to life, despite terrible facial deformities. Supporters have now launched a campaign to raise money to get tiny Miracle Tina Julie Nanai to New Zealand for a full medical assessment. Miracle's birth two months ago in a village on the main Samoan island of Upolu was not what her parents had expected. When doctors handed over their baby, they saw her tiny face was not as it should have been. Her misshapen eyes were pushed to the side of her face, and her nose and mouth were malformed, preventing her from suckling. Doctors simply told Miracle's parents that she should not be fed and would die within hours, Tanupo Aukuso, editor of the Samoan Post newspaper, said. But the family refused to listen, and crept into the hospital to gently drip milk into the baby's mouth, gradually making her stronger. After a week, Miracle left hospital but doctors say she needs surgery. "According to doctors she can't survive this ... they also say she has a smaller brain than a normal baby," Aukuso said. He said proper scans of the child had still not been carried out, and money was needed to get her to New Zealand for a full assessment. Although Miracle's parents were originally keen to keep their child out of the spotlight, they reluctantly agreed to be filmed for New Zealand television to raise their plight. Miracle can be see stretching and yawning and being fed milk in a syringe in the video, and being held by her grandmother Veronika. Aukuso said it was uncertain how much money was needed to get the child to New Zealand and treated, but it would far exceed the family's finances. "I spoke to one doctor who said it would be hundreds of thousands of dollars," he said. After viewing the images of Miracle, New Zealand plastic surgeon Dr Tristan de Chalain told a television station the child must be properly examined. "She has a significant deformity of the fronto-nasal area, the area above the nose. This could be a fronto-nasal dysplasia or it could be a meningocele, where the brain tissue is actually growing through the bone into the area between the eyes," he said. A website where people can get further information about Miracle and donate money can be found at www.babymiracle.co.nz.
8 г. назад
Garvan Byrne is a gift from God and I wish to make this gift available to as many people as possible so that you may be as touched as I have been by his story. I pray that Garvan's story and courageous witness will particularly help those who have a fear of death and who question if there is life after death. May his faith give you hope and strengthen your faith May his courage dispel your fears May his joy gladden your heart May his story melt your heart Garvan, it's over to you... "Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever humbles himself like this child, he is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven." (Mt 18:3-4) By Damian Polly See more of my videos at http://www.youtube.com/user/PiusVision
8 г. назад
About one baby in 1,000 born in the U.S. is born with the foot deformity known as clubfoot. Non-surgical treatment of clubfoot using the Ponseti method of casting and serial bracing is widely known as the most effective way to treat the condition. Dr. Matthew Dobbs, pediatric orthopedic surgeon at St. Louis Children's Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine leads a nationally-recognized medical team at the forefront of foot deformity treatment and research. To learn more about the Ponseti Method, visit http://www.stlouischildrens.org/our-services/center-foot-disorders/ponseti-method-clubfoot.