Monday, July 25, 2011

Finding the right path for Amelia (from Omi)

Currently we are all struggling to know the right path to take for any intervention to help Amelia to hear. There is still the possibility to have her be part of the clinical trials at the House Ear Clinic which would necessitate a cochlear implant first and then the wait for FDA approval for the brainstem implant. The other option is to take her to Italy where the leading expert on brainstem implants is located. Since early intervention is a crucial aspect of her recovery this is the path we are currently pursuing. Dr. Coletti has examined her medical information and agreed that she is a candidate for this operation, but naturally the cost is monumental. We would have to raise about $100,000 to pay for the surgery and a six week stay in Italy. Kristina has looked into setting up a non-profit account to raise funds for Amelia and is running into roadblocks everywhere. This seems to be a fairly straightforward process in other states, but apparently not in California. We need your prayers for guidance and direction in this endeavor. We want the very best for Amelia and that includes God's will for her. As always we thank you for being a part of this journey with us.


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