My name is Maria Fernanda Chaves Wong Swie San from Bogota, Colombia. On December 30th, 2011, my daughter Maria Jose, was born with a severe disease called Cloacal Exstrophy, wherein much of the abdominal organs, including the bladder and intestines are exposed (see attached). This has had a huge impact on our family, living day to day with the anxiety and anguish of the risk of having her baby organs exposed.
This is a very rare disease, which will require multiple surgical procedures. Unfortunately, in Colombia there is the no experienced professional in this field. The doctors in Colombia have steered me to look abroad, where there’s superior technology, and experienced doctors that can treat my baby’s case. An excellent doctor by the name of Dr.Rafael Gosalbez has agreed to perform my baby’s surgeries. There are many organizations that are helping me in different ways. One of the organization, IKF’s Wonderfund™, is coordinating with Dr.Rafael to help me get the surgeries and donations my baby needs. My baby is going to have her surgeries at Holtz Children’s Hospital where I know she will receive excellent care.
Unfortunately, we do not have the sufficient economic means to cover the costs related to our baby’s treatment. I am very worried and desperate, and am looking for the means to treat my baby, who every day suffers more. As the days go by, the fear lies in the fact that by having her body organs exposed, she can acquire an infection, and her health situation can complicate further.
Moreover, as she continues to grow it becomes harder to treat her exposed organs. As a result, I am reaching out to you as an International foundation to please help me with the funds necessary to provide my daughter the treatment necessary, because at this point my daughter is in need of a miracle to survive.
Thank you very much for your time and consideration. Below is my contact information. Please let me know if you have any questions. I will await your response.
Maria Fernanda Chaves Wong Swie San, Odontologist