Mardiya, ''raise your hand in the air''

My Daughter, Mardiya Esi Dodoo was born on the very special day of 11 November 2011 - that's the day of triple 11 (11/11/2011), but unfortunately she was not lucky on that day.

During labour, Mardiya's shoulders got tuck in her mother's pelvis, forcing the doctors no alternative but to pull her out. It was a traumatic experience for us all and Mardiya was delivered unconscious and hurriedly taken to intensive care.

Later that day, after the doctors had examined my daughter, we were informed that she had a problem with her left arm - she could not move the arm at all. Mardiya was diagnosed with Severe Obstetric Brachial Plexus Palsy. All the nerves that support the arm to function had been damaged and doctors informed us that she would need nerve graft surgery to help repair and restore some function to the arm.

At four months old, Mardiya underwent an extensive nerve graft surgery, but unfortunately the improvement has been extremely slow -  She is still unable to move the arm or feel any sense of touch.

A private therapy called 'Anate Baniel Method' could offer Mardiya the chance to grossly improve her injury. Therefore, I am currently trying to raise funds through 'Tree of Hope' which would enable us to get Mardiya the help she needs.


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