Saving our Little Angel's Heart
Latest Update 7th of August 2022
After failing to raise sufficient funds to go to the USA to save baby Dorothea, God led us to a kind wonderful surgeon Dr Guido Michielon and his team Dr Fraisse, Dr Loup, Dr Mick and incredible nurses and team at Royal Brompton Hospital. Dr Guido always believed in our daughter and his skill, and although the odds were very low for survival and baby Dorothea faced a high risk for an awful outcome, Zofia and I had to fight very hard because not everyone believed in Baby Dorothea or our faith... but we never gave up and through the incredible artistic and God given powers of the surgeon Dr Guido Michielon,Dr Fraisse, Dr Loup & Dr Mick and care of Dr Ajay and all the wonderful nurses and by the grace of God and the miracles he has granted us, our beautiful Dorothea is doing great. We are happy to report that Baby Dorothea turns 1 month old today.It was not a straight journey and although at times this has seemed as the scariest most terrifying experience, it has been the most beautiful inspiring journey, one that has been illuminated by God's mercy and Love.As we are still in the battle field we will wait a little longer to reveal all the details of the experience and miracles. There are no words that can properly express our gratitude for your prayers and help, it is thanks to you that we are able to as a family be close to Dorothea, it is thanks to you, your prayers and help that we are still here, you have given us such faith and hope, Thank you!. Baby Dorothea still has a long journey ahead, many more surgeries over the next 5-7 months. In the next few weeks as we reach our next milestones we hope to update you of the progress and all the Miracles that God as granted us.
Please continue to pray for our little girl, she has been working so hard and fighting to be here with us. God Bless you all.
With Love Zofia & Rob
Latest UPDATE 7th of July 2022
Our Beloved baby Dorothea will be born today,
3rd June 2022:
Dear Kind Supporters:
Unfortunately we have run out of time and have been unable to reach our fundraising target to bring our unborn baby Dorothea to Texas for her much needed in-utero surgery.
Baby Dorothea needed this surgery to help correct a complication and strengthen her lungs for the open heart surgeries she needs at birth. Without this surgery, Dorothea’s odds of survival at birth are very low.
As parents our battle to save Baby Dorothea continues, with no other option in front of us for in Utero intervention or birthing in the U.S. our job is now to maximise these small odds and make sure that we do everything possible to save our Baby Dorothea and give her a chance of survival.
We trust God, we believe in miracles, in the power of prayer and the incredible capabilities of medicine, and we will not lose any hope, we will find a way to bring our baby Dorothea home and make sure she lives a happy normal life, even if this means defeating the odds.
Last week, here in London mom Zofia and baby Dorothea have undergone numerous MRI scans and more tests will follow, these tests will determine if we can get our 1st miracle, whether or not baby Doroteha’s lungs will be strong enough without in-utero surgery to qualify for the first life saving heart surgery she will need at birth. Results will be available in 10-15 days.
Our second miracle is in waiting, after a long desperate search we found a UK surgeon who trained with Professor Norwood who invented the heart surgery our daughter needs at birth. If Baby Dorothea is strong enough at birth, this medical Angel has the capability, the fighting power and experience to fight the odds. He has accepted our case however his ability to operate will still all rely on the miracle of Baby Dorothea being well enough without in-utero surgery. He claims he is not a miracle worker, but given his stories, and being the only Doctor in the UK willing to , he is a miracle to us.
The third miracle we need is baby Dorothea surviving the interstage period, 3-4 months in the Intensive Care Unit between her 1st heart surgery at birth and her second heart surgery.
Our fourth and final miracle will be overcoming the last heart surgery at 3-4 months of age.
Baby Dorothea will not have an easy start to her life, but her life like any other child's life is worth fighting for. There are many HLHS children that live normal lives and we as parents will do whatever it takes to make sure that baby Dorothea has a happy and loving life.
We are incredibly grateful for all the donations and prayers, they have given us such emotional and spiritual strength. We have been blessed by all the support and are eternally grateful, it has played a pivotal role in our journey.
The funds raised to date stay under the control of Tree of Hope charity, they shall manage expenses, they have been and will continue to be of great support.
Any excess will go to their amazing charity and families they support and help with medical expenses.
Our family is eternally grateful to all of you for your kind help and care, we remain in hope and we are making sure that Dorothea and the children are happy. We have all the faith in God and Medicine.
We are also very grateful to Dr Habash, and all the amazing doctors at Texas Children's Hospital, Boston, Pennsylvania (CHOP) and Clinic of Mayo for your kind guidance and great empathy.
Please don't stop praying for baby Dorothea
We will keep you informed along the way
Many Blessings with Love andAappreciation
Zofia & Rob
Urgent Appeal to help save baby Dorothea's life.
We have weeks to save our daughter's life.
Dorothea needs this in vitro surgery, or she will not make it.
‘7.5% of all donations to Tree of Hope in relation to this appeal will be allocated to the general charitable purposes of Tree of Hope to cover our core operating costs.
If we raise insufficient funds, or surplus funds, then the funds will be used, if appropriate, to fund support for our child’s needs in accordance with Tree of Hope’s charitable objects. If in those circumstances we are unable to use all or part of the funds for the benefit of our child in accordance with Tree of Hope’s charitable objectives, then any funds that cannot be used will be transferred to be used for the general charitable purposes of Tree of Hope.’