Desi - posted on 05/25/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )
My name is Desi and I have a 7 year old daughter named Sarrisha who was born with multiple birth defects caused by amniotic bands. She has a below knee amputation on her left leg and wears a prosthetic. She is missing 3 complete fingers on her right hand and has her fingers half way through on her left hand. She was also born with a cleft palate and had it repaired when she was 9 months old. She has only 5 teeth and desparately wants to have a full set. I have taken her to many Dentists, Ortho's, etc and no-one is willing to help her until she is 18. We live in South Africa and I am afraid the modern technologies have not reached us as yet. I would love to hear from anyone who would have more info on the different cases above. I would also love to hear from moms about their difficult and heartbreaking times with these very special kids.