Search

Dagenham mum crowdfunding for daughter’s specialist medical treatment

PUBLISHED: 17:21 22 December 2017

The back of Kaecee's head has become misshapen. Picture: Elizabeth John

The back of Kaecee's head has become misshapen. Picture: Elizabeth John

Elizabeth John

The mother of a Dagenham baby with a rare condition has launched a crowdfunding campaign to giver her daughter the “best Christmas present ever” — specialist treatment not provided on the NHS.

Elizabeth John is hoping to raise £2,000 for daughter Kaecee's treatment. Picture: Elizabeth JohnElizabeth John is hoping to raise £2,000 for daughter Kaecee's treatment. Picture: Elizabeth John

Elizabeth John’s daughter Kaecee, who is 13 weeks old, has flat head syndrome.

Because the condition is deemed to be cosmetic by the NHS and does not effect Kaecee’s development they will not fund her treatment, forcing her mum to go private and raise the funds herself.

Whilst Elizabeth is contributing towards the overall cost, the treatment is expensive, which means she has to seek donations. She hopes to raise £2,000.

Elizabeth has asked people to “reach out into their hearts” and think how they would feel if it was their child.

There is no donation too small, Elizabeth adds, and she would be extremely grateful for any contributions.

Flat head syndrome is when a baby’s skull is so weak that it becomes misshapen after spending time lying on their back due to the pressure on their malleable, soft bones.

In Kaecee’s case skull fragments have been forced down the back of her neck, making the back of the head very flat. There is also a piece jutting out of her neck.

Elizabeth fears her neck muscles will not be able to develop properly and Kaecee’s mobility will be effected. She is also getting her physiotherapy.

The condition can be treated with a specially fitted helmet which moulds the skull back into a more regular shape.

The treatment only takes a few months to complete.

“I know this is the hardest time of the year and everyone is in a financial hardship but if everyone out of thousands could donate £1 I could make it for my Kaecee,” Elizabeth wrote on her JustGiving page.

So far she has raised £151, mainly from family and friends. She is now reaching out to others for help.

“I know it is not much I have donated but I hope it is a start and you raise the funds you need for your baby girl. Love to you all,” wrote one donor.

To donate towards Kaecee’s treatment head to Elizabeth’s JustGiving page at http://bit.ly/2ze9L3o.

So far Elizabeth has raised £151, mainly from family and friends.

Latest Barking and Dagenham Stories

17:00

May & Baker manager Micky Wetherall says his side will be full of confidence ahead of their trip to Lopes Tavares.

58 minutes ago

A photographer who hates having his picture taken has made a last minute call for votes after his work was shortlisted in a national competition.

Veteran manager signs up for stint on reality TV show

12:00

Barking assistant manager Andre Thomas admitted late 1-0 defeat to high-flying Coggeshall Town was tough to take.

10:00

Defender had impressed for Essex club in early part of season, but has been out of favour in recent weeks

PROMOTED CONTENT

Are you aged over 25 and an unpaid carer? If you want to return to employment but need practical help and support to get there, Working for Carers can help.

Everest Estates stress-free service guarantees a fixed income for your East London or Essex property every month, even if no one is currently living there. Here they talk about the scheme and explain how it can help you dodge common letting headaches.

Barking and Dagenham is home to Better Extreme, London’s largest indoor skatepark. Whatever your discipline, be it skateboarding, inline, BMX or scootering, there’s a challenge waiting for you.

Newsletter Sign Up

Barking and Dagenham Post twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read news

Show Job Lists

Education Promo

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Barking and Dagenham Post
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now