Cleft Baby Support And Care
- By: Ilse Barnard
- Short URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/donovan-barnard
My name is Donovan Barnard, and this is my story.
I came into this world as healthy little boy. Mommy was very excited to meet me on this special day. Mommy had a C-Section due to health issues she had before.
I was born on the 26th of June 2018.Mommy went for all her normal routine check ups monthly not knowing anything that was wrong with me as all drs have said I am a normal healthy boy. So on the day that I was born mommy is in seventh heaven as she couldn't wait to meet me for the first time only to find out I was born with a Bilateral Cleft Lip and Palate.Mommy was in shock first not knowing how she was going to handle this she was scared to death.
I had to learn to drink and eat differently I had to sit and drink wasn't allowed to lie and drink for fear of choking and such. I had my first operation on the 18th of April through Smile Foundation. They did fix my lip first. So mommy and daddy went for a second opinion to see Dr. Prof. Butow. And he was not happy with what they had done with my first operation. He said that I would need 3 different operations to have this fixed. But Mommy and Daddy don't have the funds to these operations.
Reaching my target will help Donovan to have a chance on a normal and healthy life , to have the ability to hear what others can hear and to have a normal appearance that help one built confidence and just have a normal life. Funds will be used to pay for tests and surgery on Donovan's palate , lip and hearing problem.
*As per the campaign creator's request, funds raised will be paid directly to the relevant institutions*
- Jan 29, 2020 - R 150.00
- "Hope this help dearest. You are in my prayers everyday." - Anonymous
Donovan Barnard Medical Cause
My name is Johan de Lange and I'm raising funds for Donovan Aiden Barnard.
Baby Donovan was born on the 26th of June 2018, his condition was critical as he was a Cleft baby, further tests revealed that he was half deaf too because of undeveloped bones in his ear but doctors determined that it could be fixed.