Sunday, February 22, 2015

Fundraiser for Baby Eiriam

Hello everyone! Please help with this fundraiser. This baby girl is Eiriam. Right now she is at the Pediatric Hospital in SJ, Puerto Rico. She was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type 1, the same illness that Deedee had.

Her mom is going through all the things that we went through when Deedee was there... Just like we did with Deedee, they are trying to give their baby a chance at life. They want to take baby Eiriam to the US so SMA doctors can treat her. There is not much help around them. Please spread the word and help with what you can: Prayers are always welcome, donations are also welcome if you are moved to do so.

Baby Eiriam was born on July 2, 2014. She is intubated, She's been fed via naso-gastric tube. Lungs have been collapsing, and she needs expert care right now. Her family has communicated with Dr.Bach, but none of her doctors back in Puerto Rico feel the need to help her come to the US mainland. They feel she has a terminal illness and there is not much to do but take her home and give her love.

As the whole SMA community knows, this is not true. Yes, there is a diagnostic but there are choices for care and means to provide plenty of quality of life. Kids with SMA with a terminal prognosis have been known to live for more than 5 years, many leaving doctors and other professionals baffled.

Doctors told us Deedee would not live  beyond 1 year. She was with us for 5 years and 2 months, and she lived an outstanding life filled with miracles, love and quality of life.

Please help baby Eiriam have a true chance to live.

In Facebook, please contact her mom Mairie Piikeetee Maldonado or her grandmother Magui Perez for any information that you may want to share, or just for the support that they definitively need.

Thank you in advance for your help!

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