Things look very grim for the couple, who had to sell their house in order to pay for just some of Ah’s care. They are desperate for their tiny daughter to get the medical help she needs.
“I knew there was something very wrong with my baby when she was born,” Srey said. “I have cried for days and asked people to donate money.
“’We are poor and have sold our home and land to try to save my daughter. She is healthy, but her head does not have all of the skull,” Srey continued. “We are facing hardship and struggling to raise her to survive on the planet.
“Our only hope is that doctors may be able to help, or a foreign doctor may help.”
The family has desperately taken to crowdfunding to seek donations for Ah’s treatment. Their goal is to take Ah to a hospital in the capital city of Phnom Penh. Although anencephaly is extremely rare – the Mayo Clinic estimates there are fewer than 20,000 cases of varying degrees of severity every year – Jaxon Buell, a little boy from North Carolina, was born with a similar condition to Ah’s and is still alive today four years later.
Although he is not expected to ever walk, talk, or hear, he received the treatment that Srey hopes Ah can get and is
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