Family of baby with Apert Syndrome appeal for help

Written by: mottaman | 05 Feb 2021 11:22
Baby Maha
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05 Feb 2021 11:22

The family of a three-month-old baby are appealing to the public for help to raise funds for their child to undergo treatment.

The baby, Mahalakshmi Shuresh, was born on Oct 13, last year and diagnosed with a condition called Apert Syndrome.

Apert syndrome is a genetic disorder characterised by skeletal abnormalities and a key feature is the premature closure of the bones of the skull (craniosynostosis).

This early fusion prevents the skull from growing normally and affects the shape of the head and face.

Babies born with this condition usually have 

1. tall skull and high prominent forehead.
2. underdeveloped upper jaw.
3. prominent eyes that appear to be bulging out and may be spaced widely apart.
4. small nose.
5. fused fingers.
6. fused toes.
7. slower mental development due to the abnormal growth of the skull.
8. cleft palate.

Hospital fees have been burden for the family as Baby Maha need numerous surgeries & procedures from her head to toe which is estimated to cost about RM60,000.

The baby is currently seeking medical attention at University Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC) as Apert syndrome is a Vvery rare disorder and not many hospitals are equipped to handle it.

Those willing to assist the family can make donations to:

Alicia Sandra (Mother)
Maybank account no: 114030079138
Remarks: Baby Maha 
+60 16-278 2721

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