Thank you for visiting our fundraising page! We are trying to raise money to further the research needed to find a cure and raise awareness for Alida's condition known as NEHI.
Alida was born premature and was on oxygen pretty much from birth. She was finally diagnosed with NEHI at around 8 months old, after several stays in the hospital for what appeared to be a viral pneumonia that never really seemed to get better.
As any parent will tell you seeing your child sick and not knowing exactly why or how to fix it is the most helpless feeling imaginable! We wouldn’t wish it on anyone, but there is a certain relief that comes with finally getting a diagnoses. But what isn’t a relief is then finding out that your child’s condition is so rare, there are only a hand full of doctors that know anything about it and less than 1000 people in the entire U.S. and possibly the world that have the condition.
This fundraiser is just one small part of the effort to correct that problem. The ChILD Foundation is trying to raise money specifically for NEHI research and any support you can give will help and be greatly appreciated.
Alida is five years old now and although she still needs oxygen almost 24/7, in everyother way she is a normal, happy little girl. She has steadily improved but this disease will always be a part of her life. She is able to take breaks off the oxygen, but not a day goes by that we dont have to have her tanks with us. We have been blessed to find Mr. Gibbs to be with Alida and carry her oxygen for her but many families don't have the resources to have their own Mr. Gibbs. As much as we love him and he will always be part of our family, we long for the day he can be just a normal dog because Alida no longer needs him. We need to find a cure for her and all the other kids diagnosed with NEHI!
If you can Please HELP! Donating through this website is fast, simple, totally secure and tax deductable!
Many thanks for your support -- and don't forget to forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate too!
Sincerely and with much Love,