29 days ago

Pandemic adds thousands to cost of girl's surgery in US

Caroline Williams Reporter from North Shore Times

Hi neighbours. A North Shore family preparing to take their daughter for surgery in the United States are facing a raft of expensive, coronavirus-related hurdles.

Four-year-old Lydia Golding, from Hauraki, was born with proximal femoral focal deficiency (PFFD), a condition which left her with an unformed hip and shortened femur. By maturity, the difference in height is expected to reach about 24cm.

Determined to make their daughter’s dream of walking on two feet come true, parents Hamish and Lauren Golding have remortgaged their home to help pay for bone-lengthening surgery in Florida, which will cost them $340,000 NZD.

However, the coronavirus pandemic has made an already daunting trip even more scary and expensive.

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Help with transport please.

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Have Your Say - Regional Parks Management Plan Review

The Team from Auckland Council

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Have your say on the future of regional parks in Tāmaki Makaurau by clicking on 'Read More' below.
Consultation closes on 26 October 2020.
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