I have been introduced to a beautiful little girl.
Well only in pictures.
She has a sweet little smile.
She has beautiful blue eyes.
She has no mommy or daddy.
Her health is at risk.
All she needs is a family to bring her home.
She needs love, she needs care.
She has Spina Bifida like Kumaka.
When you have the type of Spina Bifida that Kumaka and "Susanna" has, you need surgery immediately at birth.
You need your head checked continually for hydrocephalus.
Kumaka had surgery six hours after birth to close the hole in his back...and a shunt for his hydrocephalus placed at the same time.
He has not had issues with his back after that and his shunt has been great for years.
"Susanna" has not.
Her back lesion is open.
It leaks CSF fluid.
She has never had a shunt placed.
Her head looks like it is getting bigger and bigger...which means her brain is being squeezed like a vice.
I'm sure her head hurts all the time.
The doctors in her country have deemed her "inoperable".
THIS IS NOT THE CASE
And yet she still finds a way to smile.
She helps the boy in the crib next to her.
She scoots around in her crib.
SHE IS A FIGHTER.
SHE CAN BE OK.
SHE JUST NEEDS SOMEONE TO FIGHT FOR HER NOW.
Are you her mother?
Are you her father?
If you have any questions about what it is like to care for a child with Spina Bifida, please contact me.
If you are interested in getting more information about beautiful "Susanna" please contact me.
Please please please share this blog post. You could save her life. You could create a new life for her.