Ema is a five year old girl who was born with Apert Syndrome along with many other medical issues and deformities. Apert Syndrome is a congenital disorder which causes craniofacial abnormality (deformities relating to the face, skull, and jaw) characterized by an abnormal head shape, small upper jaw, a high-arched palate that affects the upper and lower jaw, and fusion of the fingers and toes. Ema’s condition requires extensive evaluations and multiple extensive surgeries; the first treatment has already begun to take place to separate her hands and toes so she can have full mobility.
Ema will also need extensive surgeries on her face and palate, as well as dental services since her condition can cause effects on the development of her teeth.
Ema, who resides in El Cajon, California, deserves the chance at a healthy and happy life. Through the help of Fresh Start’s invaluable donors, staff, and volunteers, Ema will receive a fresh start at life that she never thought possible.
Fresh Start is not only transforming Ema’s physical appearance, we are also giving Ema the self-confidence to succeed in the future. Through the help of Fresh Start, hundreds of children just like Ema receive the gift of a fresh start in life each year. Join with Fresh Start to transform the life of a child in need today!