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Weʼre raising £2,050 to help fund Plagiocephaly Helmet Treatment for Salma Dahlia Davies

Torquay, UK
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I never thought that one day I will have to ask you, my friends, to help us raise money for our gorgeous baby Salma Dahlia.

Salma is our granddaughter and is 7 months old. She was born prematurely on new years day and due to the festive season and lack of staff on duty we were discharged the next day without proper checks. We were only later diagnosed with the torticollis which basically means one side of the neck muscle is shorter than the other. We did not know at the time but did notice that Salma would only sleep on one side. Never realising the full consequences, we thought it was normal. This was all missed by various health visitors coming to check on her and few trips to the GP to get her routine vaccination shots. Only after 3 months when she travelled to her mummy's home country to meet first time her other side of the family, we have noticed that her head was not evenly round as it should be. We were told by the doctors that she has problems with her neck and we were recommended to go through long painful massages to get her neck to straighten. After only 3 months we manage to get rid of the torticollis neck and she is now freely sleeping and is confidently moving her head in both directions. By this time her head shape has become more and more noticeable and worrying.

A couple of days ago Salma has undertaken a cranial assessment with Technology In Motion which is a private medical centre, who specialises in helping babies with this kind of problems. Salma was diagnosed with the severe conditions of Plagiocephaly this is when the head is developing incorrectly. She was put in the category of 1% of all infants with a severe asymmetry.

We were highly recommended to treat her with a specially designed helmet which would be tailored perfectly to help the head develop properly and hopefully after 4 months of wearing the helmet for 23 hrs per day she would have a normal head shape. NHS doesn't cover the cost of this type of treatments. The treatment would cost us £2050.

We were told in our assessment that it was possible to raise the money. We would like to ask to help fund the cost if this treatment. This is our only hope to make Salma's head normal. Any donations would be really appreciated and go towards Salma’s bright future where she will be a confident gorgeous girl, whom we love so much with all our heart.

Thank you very much for your help 💖💖💖

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  • Graham Davies4 days ago
    Graham Davies

    Graham Davies

    4 days ago

    The graph shows the severity of Salma’s head shape

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Page last updated on: 8/14/2018 2:31 PM

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  • Iouri Valter

    Iouri Valter

    Aug 14, 2018

    Не много, но надеемся внуча быстро поправится на радость всем вам!

    £200.00

  • Chris Hobgen

    Chris Hobgen

    Aug 14, 2018

    Happy to donate to such a worthy cause , hope it helps to get you in the way to reaching the target amount and getting your granddaughter the treatment she needs

    £10.00

  • Jane Turner

    Jane Turner

    Aug 13, 2018

    Best of luck with your fundraising. Not good that the NHS doesn't fund this treatment.

    £30.00

  • ilva

    ilva

    Aug 12, 2018

    All the best for your Princess!!!

    £50.00

  • Aijan

    Aijan

    Aug 12, 2018

    Best of luck! She will be fine. We will all support you !

    £150.00

  • Louise Richards

    Louise Richards

    Aug 11, 2018

    Best of luck. My son has had good results x

    £20.00

  • Sophie Howarth

    Sophie Howarth

    Aug 11, 2018

    We were lucky to raise all the money for our sons helmet, I hope you are too x

    £5.00

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