Marli Cress is one week old. She has been diagnosed with Pierre Robin Syndrome, a cleft pallette, her left eye is connected to no optic nerves, her vocal cords may not be functional, and she cannot breathe without assistance. The middle and ring fingers of both of her hands are not fully developed, and her brain may not be sending the correct messages to them in order to have them develop properly. Her left ear is not properly positioned, and both ears are rotated backward. Her nostrils are abnormally small, hindering her breathing. She has a club foot, and some of the testing she is undergoing is causing internal bleeding within her tiny body. Thus far she has required two blood transfusions in order to keep her going. She is unable to eat without the aid of a feeding tube.
Her family resides here in the Sault with her two older siblings, ages 2 and 4. Her mother and father are currently both in London, Ontario, with Marli while she undergoes nessessary testing and treatments. Clearly, this situation is causing a considerable financial burden on the family, especially with Christmas right around the corner.
The wheels are in motion for a benefit for Marli and her family, however her friends and family would greatly appreciate any donations that could be made in her honour. Collections are taking place at the following locations...
-Millies Convienience store
-Medicine Shoppe (Second Line)
More locations will be posted as we find more companies willing to help us out with this.
Any donations would be helpful, and accepted with great and sincere gratitude. Details will be posted in regards to the benefit once plans are finalized. Thanks to everyone in advance. Meegwetch from the family.