Nine year old Maddy is a kind-hearted girl who has the utmost respect for those around her. Over the last few years, she has dabbled in a variety of activities. She loves gymnastics and wants to continue to train and keep getting better. Mady is involved in soccer in the fall, piano and tennis during the winter, and swimming lessons in the summer. She has also been involved in Girl Scouts and “bridged” from a Daisy to a Brownie scout last year.
All of these activities are fun and Mady’s teachers consider her a leader in their classes. However, because she struggles with Idiopathic Constipation, her ongoing regimens have to be closely timed around these activities and school in order to prevent accidents and embarrassment.
Mady has been working with the Cincinnati Children’s Colorectal Center for a little over 4 years now. She has been through many procedures and various ongoing regimens in order to try to manage her issues. This year, doctors decided that she was eligible for a new technology called InterStim, described as a “pacemaker” for the colon. This is a 2 phase surgery that she has now completed and has had great success with. “She has shown much more confidence and happiness! She is thrilled to be like everyone else.”
Mady will continue to have to travel to Cincinnati for changes to the InterStim along the way. Her family has requested assistance with displacement costs and the cost of doctor visits not covered by insurance as they are having to pay for all the procedures and surgery that brought her to success this year.
DISPLACEMENT COSTS & CCHMC DOCTOR VISITS - $4500