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- Closed on Sunday, 12th August 2018
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This page has been set up to raise the money needed for Kashh’s treatment of plagiocephaly (flat head syndrome). Raising the money means he will be able to have a specialist helmet to fix his flat but beautiful head.
Plagiocephaly is a condition that is getting more common as a result of the government 'Back to Sleep campaign', where we are told to lay our babies to sleep on their backs. However, unfortunately we are not always told that a side effect of this can be a severe case of flat head syndrome. While lots of babies get some level of flatness, severe flatness is not normal, and will not always correct itself despite the advice given, which is proven by thousand of cases. Some cases will, others won't, and I have decided that this is not a chance I am able to take for my son.
If left untreated, both moderate and severe cases of plagiocephaly can affect the face and features, jaw (also linked to eating) and the ears (also linked to hearing and balance). Also, a mishapen head or face may lead to bullying or self-esteem issues in later life.
In Plymouth, NHS advice tends to be that 'it'll grow out' or 'see how it goes' and in my case I feel that this has not happened, and in fact Kashh’s head has worsened. He is now 6 months old and the best time to treat with a helmet is before 12 months old when the skull begins to harden, so I really need to act quickly to be able to start treatment through a private clinic, as it is not NHS funded in our area.
This has been a really difficult decision to make, and while most parents wouldn't like the thought of people staring at their child because of the helmet, or the thought of any difficulties we may have while it is on, I feel that it is better for people to be looking becuase we treating the problem, rather than people staring at his head later in life because I didn't take the chance I had before it was too late.
Because of the tight timescales for treatment, I will now be doing my very best to raise as much money as possible as quickly as I can, so any donations will be greatly received!
All donations that are made go directly to the Headstart4babies charity who then pay the clinic so you can be sure exactly where your money is going.
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