I was born a little over a year ago and I am very curious to learn all the new wonders of this world! Everything around me is so interesting, beautiful, tender, colorful, and soft.
Unfortunately, I can’t explore as much as I want to, because I find it very difficult to move around. I do my best to push myself forward, but it’s very hard. Doctors say that when I grow up I will not be able to walk, run, ride a bike, play basketball or climb the mountains.
I was born different – I have the right femur deficiency. My right leg is significantly shorter than the left one. That is why I find even small distances challenging.
I need complicated surgery, the surgery would give me a possibility to walk and live a full life.
Jokūbas’ case is one of a hundred thousand
He was born without the right femur.
1-year-old was boy born with a right femur deficiency. In simple terms – he was born without a right hip. Untreated, the child will never be able to walk a step in his life. Luckily, there’s hope for him to be able to have a happy childhood and the rest of his life – an operation.
The baby crucially needs complicated surgery. The foot of the child has to be rotated 180 degrees and a knee joint must be formed from the ankle joint. In the case of successful operation, little Jacob would have the opportunity to walk with a leg prosthesis.
The child needs complex surgery.
We are fundraising the money for Jokūbas surgery.
This rare and complex operation is performed in Paley Orthopedic & Spine Institute by dr. Dror Paley in West Palm Beach, Florida.
This surgery can be performed by Dr. Dror Paley – the pioneer of limb extension and deformity correction surgery. Dr. Paley has accumulated great experience in this field and transfers his discoveries and know-how to younger surgeons all over the world.
The operation is the only hope for the little boy to walk and live a full life.
However, this surgery is very expensive – it costs 400 000 euros and has to be performed in a period of 2 years, so the little boy could develop in a healthy and timely manner.
We will publish a detailed cost estimate of the surgery soon.