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Baby Cathryn's Craniosynostosis Journey

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THE STORY:

On April 4, 2014, the state of NY was made a little brighter with the birth of Cathryn Bay Aulino. She is a beautiful baby girl, who at her 2 month visit exhibited signs of a very small soft spot. By 4 months it was confirmed through a cat scan that she has Craniosynostosis.

Craniosynostosis is a congenital birth defect that causes one or more skull sutures to close earlier than normal. Cathryn has both coronal sutures fused, which is called bicoronal. As her brain growns, her skull shape will begin to change to be noticably different. If left untreated, craniosynostosis can cause increased intracranial pressure, seizures, visual abnormalities, skull deformity & developmental delays. The only way to correct this is through reconstructive surgery of removing her skull and remodeling it.

What lies ahead for the family is a long process of many doctor visits, highly invasive surgery and and a lengthy recovery. Cathryn's craniosynostis diagnosis is not only emotionally and mentally overwhelming for the family- the out of pocket costs are unbearable: the expenses associated with receiving the necessary treatments, surgery, travel to visit specialists, recovery care and medical costs not covered by insurance. While Baby Cathryn will need three surgeries, the estimated costs of ONE surgery may cost over $100,000.00. The family is trying to sell all of their belongings but it is just not enough.

Jen and Eddie Aulino are lifelong residents of Lindenhurst, NY who are devoted parents to three boys- all doting, protective big brothers. 

For more information on Cathryn's Condition you can follow her on facebook.

Group page: Our Girl: Cathryn Bay's Craniosynostosis Jouney

 

If you would like to send an offline donation:

Address:  44 Liberty Ave, Lindenhurst, NY, 11757

Your donation will be added to Crowdrise collection - please add a note if you would like it to be anonymous.

$775

MONEY RAISED
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  • Lynne Hoogervorst

    $50

  • Danyalle Calone

    $25

  • Mary Matias Akhtar

    $25

  • Danielle Snead

    $25

  • Friends and Family of Lindenhurst SEPTA

    $500

  • Nicole Fratangelo

    $25

  • Kalish Family

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

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3% Raised of $25,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Kalish Family

Kalish Family

4 years ago

Nicole Fratangelo

Nicole Fratangelo

DONATION: $25

All the best wishes and prayers to you guys! 4 years ago

Friends and Family of Lindenhurst SEPTA

Friends and Family of Lindenhurst SEPTA

DONATION: $500

A collection was taken up at our recent Meet the Teacher Night. along with our donation the friends and family of Lindenhurst SEPTA send prayers, well wishes and hugs! 4 years ago

Danielle Snead

Danielle Snead

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Mary Matias Akhtar

Mary Matias Akhtar

DONATION: $25

Eddie, I remember you from our days at West Gates. I hope your little girl does great with her treatments, and best wishes to you and your family. 4 years ago

Danyalle Calone

Danyalle Calone

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Lynne Hoogervorst

Lynne Hoogervorst

DONATION: $50

4 years ago