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This fundraiser ended on 03/17/12

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The family and friends Olive Rose are uniting to raise money so Olive will continue receiving the medical care she needs to thrive and grow.

In September of 2011 Olive Rose Olson entered into our lives and the hearts of many. She was born at Trinity Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler, Texas. During the pregnancy we were informed that Olive's brain was not forming correctly and she was missing her Corpus Callosum. We were told that we would not know the extent of the malformation until after she was born and received an MRI. After she was born we learned that the damage to her brain was quite extensive. The MRI revealed that she has Bilateral Schizencephaly, Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum, Polymicrogyria, Aicardi Syndrome, and she is legally blind as well. Though her prognosis is poor so far Olive has beaten the odds and is still here with us today. She suffers with epillepsy and can have anywhere from 40-60 seizures a day. Olive takes 4 different medications for seizure control and will be starting a new diet for epillepsy in the coming weeks. Olive's condition has weakened her muscle tone and her mobility is severely hampered. Her head has flattened on the back/side, and she has developed Plagiocephaly and is in need of an Orthotic Helmet to help correct it. Without the helmet, her head will continue to flatten and she will have difficulty moving her head in the opposite direction, further handicapping Olive's future mobilty. Though we have good insurance Olive's medical care costs are astronomical and are growing everyday. Unfortunately our insurance will not cover the helmet and it will cost $3000. We are trying to raise enough money so we can continue to give Olive the medical care she deserves and needs. We appreciate all forms of support wether it be financial, emotional, or spiritual.
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