Two young parents in Australia’s Northern Territory are determined to give their little girl the best life they can after she was born with a rare genetic condition.
Kali Sachs and Ruel Mitchell were eagerly expecting the arrival of their little bub, Apryl, when just 8 weeks before her birth they were told she had Pfeiffer Syndrome - a condition which affects as few as 1 in 100,000 people.
When she was born, little Apryl’s condition had caused her skull to fuse and bulge, her eyes to protrude, and her nasal passages to be blocked.
Little Apryl needs to regularly travel to Melbourne to help treat her condition, which is difficult for this NT couple who get by on a single income.
In the hopes of helping Apryl defy the odds, Ruel and Kali started a GoFundMe campaign, which has now raised over $16,000.
‘Her first trip will be when she is about 9-10 months for an approximately 10 hour operation on her skull,’ explains the GoFundMe, with more operations to come as she gets older.