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Miles for Mara, a potential non-profit with goals to assist those effected by VACTERL Association.

Mara was born with VACTERL Association. Each letter stands for an effected area of the body. If you have three or more areas of anomalies, then you are said to have the association.
V- Vertebra (congenital scoliosis, tethered spinal cord with spinal lipoma, syrinx, sacral anomalies, missing coccyx)
A - Anorectal (imperforated anus with vestibular fistula)
C - Cardiovacular
T/E - Tracheoesophageal
R - Renal (single right kidney/absent left, renal reflux grade 3)
L - Limb (hemihypertrophy)

Most of Mara's anomalies have already been surgically corrected (she's had 5 surgeries in her first 6 months). We are hoping that we will not need any more surgeries for some time now!

We have been lucky enough to get generous donations to assist in Mara's medical expense and are now hoping to raise enough money to start our own non-profit, in her name. With your help, we can begin to assist other families facing the same struggles with their new babies!

Links are provided for other ways to help and more information about the business plan.
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