Thursday, December 10, 2015

Help Lilit Have Surgery!

Lilit is a little girl waiting to be adopted in Armenia, where I am right now.
At birth, Lilit was diagnosed with kyphosis scoliosis with rotation and chest deformation. Lilit was given up by her mother and brought to one of the orphanages here 9 days after her birth. At 6, she moved to another orphanage.
Lilit is now 8 and needs spinal surgery. SOAR-Toronto Chapter ( has set up a Go Fund Me page to support Lilit. 100% of the money raised will go directly to Lilit's medical bills and whatever it takes to get this lovely girl healthy.
Nobody deserves to be sick, and especially not a little girl who doesn’t have parents to hug her and/or be happy for her. There are no words to adequately express how much your thoughts, prayers and donations will mean to Lilit. Please help us help her.
To the best of my understanding, Lilit first needs diagnostics to see if she is a surgical candidate. The MRI and X-ray images from Armenia are of poor quality and the doctors here in the US could not make a definitive determination about treatment. The surgery which we believe will most likely be chosen for her is a spinal procedure where magnetic rods are placed into her spine. Over the next 2-3 years, these rods are moved further apart to slowly straighten her spine. This would involve seeing orthopedics 2-3 per year for several years.
The raw cost estimate we received from a children's hospital here in the US is $250,000 including diagnostics, surgery, and the follow-ups. We are hoping that professional services can be donated, so that the cost will come down significantly as reflected in the fundraiser.
If you have a few dollars to spare, please consider donating to Lilit's medical fund. Every dollar counts and this surgery will change Lilit's life. 

If you would like more information on Lilit, please check out her profile on Reece's Rainbow.

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