Funding News 11 February 2017
We have received fantastic news from Auckland Hospital, the Ministry of Health has decided to fund the cost of the surgery for baby Harper, which is obviously a huge relief for Paul and Catherine.
Any donations will go towards the travel and accommodation costs that still need to be privately paid for, all donations will be allocated to baby Harper's continued and future care and surgeries, physiotherapy, equipment and therapeutic resources as we want to ensure we give baby Harper the absolute best chance in life, and the opportunity to be able to provide extra / non funded resources will be hugely beneficial to his development. Any donations not needed for Baby Harper's personal care will be donated towards Spina Bifida research and / or other families in the same position.
Catherine had her weekly ultrasound on Thursday and Baby Harper has still got large ventricles, so there is still the possibility that he will need to have surgery straight after birth to place a shunt to drain the fluid, although his overall condition is stable at the moment. Fingers crossed!
Again, thank you all from the bottom of our hearts, we are so grateful for all the support and it really means the world to Paul and Catherine and especially Baby Harper.