Happy Holidays! This fund will be used for Franky's medical costs related expenses not covered by insurance.
Although we have health insurance, we have a significant out-of-pocket responsibility. Anything you can do to help is appreciated. If you are unable to gift a contribution and simply offer him well wishes, that is more than enough! Your love and support has been tremendous and means the world to us.
Franky was born with a few anomalies, the cleft being one issue, and the other issue, amniotic banding which has affected his hands and feet. Sometime during my pregnancy, the inner lining of my placenta ruptured. Bands of tissue constricted his left arm and lower left leg which affected the normal development of those areas. The banding has left him with a few missing and partial digits. Luckily, his right hand and foot are in good shape and will be able to function well in the activities of daily living.
He may have additional surgeries in the future. One to correct the positioning of his foot and another to snip a small web between two of his fingers.
On the flip side, he has been meeting his milestones and is developing well as a very normal baby. As parents, we think he is a super hero!
We welcome your thoughts and prayers!
Maria, John, & Franky Minaglia
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