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Kiiara lives because you give2019-04-15T13:27:09+02:00

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Kiiara livesbecause you give  

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After ground-breaking neonatal tracheostomy surgery at birth that saved her, Kiiara is still fighting for her life at 1 year old.

One night, when Kiiara was only 6 months old, her father, Sergio, woke up unexpectedly at 4.45 am and went to check on their baby girl, only to find that she had almost stopped breathing! The monitor which measures oxygen saturation in the blood showed that since 3 am that morning, Kiiara’s oxygen had slowly been decreasing and she had been struggling to keep alive.

“Sergio was petrified that she was brain dead! I was so angry as she had already been through so much, why her, why us?”

 “We had to resuscitate her ourselves while calling for an ambulance which rushed us to the Emergency Centre at Red Cross Children’s Hospital. Sergio was petrified that Kiiara was brain dead.  I was so angry as she had already been through so much, why her, why us? If she was meant to go, she should have been taken when she was born!”  Kiiara’s mom, Sasha.

It was discovered that Kiiara had a hole in the wall separating the two ventricles of the heart plus she had the adenovirus (which causes phenomia, bronchitis and other flu-like symptoms).  One week later she went in for heart surgery to successfully correct the VSD.

But this brave little patient still has a tracheostomy and a ventilator at home to assist with constant sleep apnea and is a huge worry for her family, including her brother.  “We are now so used to rushing to the Emergency Centre because of infections or breathing problems and still Kiiera has to face further surgery when she is 3 years old.”

This surgery will remove the tissue blocking her keyway, allowing her to breathe more freely as well as correcting her infused vocal cords. “Since before she was born, our baby girl has been a miracle all by herself – fighting to stay alive.” Sasha & Sergio, Kiiara’s parents

There are thousands of children like Kiiara who have been rushed to the Emergency Centre of the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital.  They live because people like YOU give.  Donate via The Children’s Hospital Trust.  www.childrenshospitaltrust.org.za/donate

“Since before she was born, our baby girl has been a miracle all by herself – fighting to stay alive.”

Meet Kiiara  

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After ground-breaking neonatal tracheostomy surgery at birth that saved her, Kiiara is still fighting for her life at 1 year old.

One night, when Kiiara was only 6 months old, her father, Sergio, woke up unexpectedly at 4.45 am and went to check on their baby girl, only to find that she had almost stopped breathing! The monitor which measures oxygen saturation in the blood showed that since 3 am that morning, Kiiara’s oxygen had slowly been decreasing and she had been struggling to keep alive.

“Sergio was petrified that she was brain dead! I was so angry as she had already been through so much, why her, why us?”

 “We had to resuscitate her ourselves while calling for an ambulance which rushed us to the Emergency Centre at Red Cross Children’s Hospital. Sergio was petrified that Kiiara was brain dead.  I was so angry as she had already been through so much, why her, why us? If she was meant to go, she should have been taken when she was born!”  Kiiara’s mom, Sasha.

It was discovered that Kiiara had a hole in the wall separating the two ventricles of the heart plus she had the adenovirus (which causes phenomia, bronchitis and other flu-like symptoms).  One week later she went in for heart surgery to successfully correct the VSD.

But this brave little patient still has a tracheostomy and a ventilator at home to assist with constant sleep apnea and is a huge worry for her family, including her brother.  “We are now so used to rushing to the Emergency Centre because of infections or breathing problems and still Kiiera has to face further surgery when she is 3 years old.”

This surgery will remove the tissue blocking her keyway, allowing her to breathe more freely as well as correcting her infused vocal cords. “Since before she was born, our baby girl has been a miracle all by herself – fighting to stay alive.” Sasha & Sergio, Kiiara’s parents

There are thousands of children like Kiiara who have been rushed to the Emergency Centre of the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital.  They live because people like YOU give.  Donate via The Children’s Hospital Trust.  www.childrenshospitaltrust.org.za/donate

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