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This is a desperate plea for help for my son Valentin who is just three!
A Fundraising campaign to finance a vital hip replacement for Valentin.
Valentin is three years old and needs your help. He suffers from a very rare congenital malformation of the hip/thigh called PFFD (Proximal Femoral Focal Deficiency) .Only between five and ten children are born with PFFD each year in Germany. It concerns a defect at the end of the thigh bone closest to the hip whereby it is too short or not completely developed. Valentin is an intelligent and happy boy who at the moment is managing with an Orthoprothese which enables him to keep up with his peers at the kindergarten. In fact he is quite fast on his feet .
However the clock is ticking and it is imperative that Valentin has an operation to prevent further deterioration while he is growing as the danger is of the hip ossifying with the thigh bone. This alarming development must be arrested. There is a good chance that Valentin can be helped if he travels to the USA where he can be helped by Dr. Dror Paley who is internationally recognized for his expertise in limb lengthening and reconstruction.
Dr. Paley: „On a difficulty step of from one to ten I estimate Valentin's case with ten.“ He has agreed to operate, in short he suggested he models a new hip head from a piece of Valentin’s. “This will be a difficult and expensive operation and after the operation the leg must be fixed for approx five months, a big ordeal for such a small boy but the prognosis being that the hip joint will stabilise. 10-12 more operations will be necessary to extend the femur.
It is with great anxiety that Valentin's Mother Martina Brand has been managing this journey completely alone for the last three years. „It has been difficult for me to ask for help but nevertheless I must fight for the best possible care for my son! It is our only chance“ says the single mother. Martina is a certified graduate in business management, her health insurance will not finance Valentin's operation in the USA. The situation is very depressing and the only chance is for Valentin to go to America and spend approx. four weeks there.
The cost of the operation and the travel expenses are expected to be in the region of 120,000 Euros which hopefully can be raised.
Can you help by making a donation? Any amount large or small is needed and will be deeply appreciated.
The money is to be collected from a public approved association https://www.wellsfargo.com/and is used exclusively for the costs by Valentin's costs!
bank account 8354940911
Thank you so much!
Please help, to postet the facebook and internet page from Valentin also on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/valentin.brand.9?ref=ts&fref=ts