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SUPPORT JORDYN PALM BEACHES 5K WALK
$285 raised
6% of $5k goal
12 contributors
4 Years running
Jordyn Melia Doakes was born on November 12, 2012, with a rare congenital defect called Tibial Hemimelia. This was heartbreaking for her mother Carmen because Jordyn's Aunt (Carmen's sister) was born with it too, and had both legs amputated at ...

Jordyn Melia Doakes was born on November 12, 2012, with a rare congenital defect called Tibial Hemimelia. This was heartbreaking for her mother Carmen because Jordyn's Aunt (Carmen's sister) was born with it too, and had both legs amputated at the age of 3. This birth defect is where the tibia is missing in one or both legs. In Jordyn's case it is her right leg, and her ankle joint and knee are malformed as well, which causes a clubbed foot appearance. As Carmen went from doctor to doctor, each told her to "just take it off," but she had seen her sister struggle and be left on the sidelines as a pediatric amputee, and that would not acceptable for her gorgeous, sweet Jordyn.Carmen searched for weeks and ultimately found Dr. Paley at the Paley Institute in West Palm Beach, Florida at St. Mary’s Hospital.  This renowned surgeon works with Tibial Hemimelia patients from all over the world, and is one of only two doctors in the US that specializes in Jordyn's condition. Dr Paley promised Carmen two things: First, that he would not amputate Jordyn's leg, and second, that one day Jordyn would walk...they just had to get there.Jordyn had her first of many surgeries on October 30th which was a limb lengthening procedure  From the pictures attached you can see this must be excruciating, as is the therapy that goes along with it.  The costs of moving away from home (GA to FL), staying in a hotel during procedures, not being able to work, plus all the medical costs. 

Here is how to can help Jordyn on her journey to walk! Jordyns family will be waking in a 5k marathon on December 8, 2013 in the Palm Beach Florida to raise funds for Jordyns treatment and series of surgeries needed to save her leg. Please donate and tell your family and friends to support Jordyn. Without raising the funds needed Jordyn won't be able to complete treatment!  

God bless and THANKS for supporting Jordyn

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