Vayda’s Story

Request Letter:


Our daughter Vayda is 17mths old. Sadly her little head was damaged at birth. At 3½ mths she was diagnosed with CRANIOSYNOSTOSIS which is when the bones in the skull prematurely fuse and doesn’t allow room for the brain to grow, if not operated on it can cause many problems including brain damage, poor health and lots of terrible intracranial pressure which causes a lot of pain.

Vayda had to wait until she was 13mths old to have Cranial Vault Reconstruction surgery at the Mater Children’s Hospital that lasted for 4 hours. It was a traumatic experience for little Vayda and for us, her parents.

Unfortunately Vayda head is still too tight and after flying to Sydney to meet with the Adelaide Craniofacial Specialists, we were advised that Vayda would require more surgery with the Craniofacial Team in Adelaide on the 1st April, 2014.

Mum will have to take a minimum of 8 weeks off work and will have to return to Adelaide 2 months after the operation and then again in 6mths for checkups. Vayda’s Dad will also fly down and then have to return to work as we have the regular bills still have to be paid.

With the stress of the operation and the financial difficulties to cover the travel and accommodation costs, the family have asked Kids In Need to assists them in raising the much needed funds during this stressful time.

With the help from family, friends and KIN, we are going to hold a raffle and do some fundraising events and wouldappreciate if you could kindly donate a gift or voucher to be used at these events. Any support will be greatly appreciated.


Vayda Post Op

Vayda Recovering Post Op

A kiss from Vayda

It is great to know that with KIN’s help that Vayda was able to have her surgery in Adelaide and is now doing well.

A smiling Vayda
Happiness brought to Vayda and her family
Vayda now

A big thank for the support from:

  • Amcal Chemist Coolangatta
  • Tweed Heads Aqueuos
  • Anglers Warehouse
  • Bakers Delight
  • Britts Meats
  • Coolangatta Dental Surgery
  • Creative Waves
  • Cure Hair
  • Dinki Di’s
  • Eclipse Hair Studio
  • Far North Meats
  • Greenmount Beach
  • Griffith St Family Dental Club
  • Jump-a-Roo Bouncy Castle
  • JVC Sound & Audio
  • Kirra Beach Hotel
  • Kirra Beach Wines
  • PKG’S,Master Meats
  • Matt’s Work Mates
  • Rebecca Lock
  • PWR
  • Scales Seafood
  • Silver Bridge Clinic
  • Snap Fitness
  • Splash into Beauty
  • Suncoast Meats
  • The Good Guys
  • The Tap House
  • TH Discount Fruit & Vegies
  • The Dolphins Hotel
  • Tweed Growers Fruit & Veg
  • Tweed Heights Bakery
  • Tweed Heights Bottle Shop
  • Tweed Heights Butchers
  • Ron and Meg Van Zantvoort
  • And $5,000 from Matt’s Work PWR

and to:

  • Lyn Brierly and her family
  • Billabong Swim School for children’s swimming lesson’s – for information ph: 55368865
  • Jump-a-roo -Jumping Castles For Hire
     Contact: Shaun Donaghy 0414278254
  • Face Painting – Contact: Sue – 0423 773 634
  • Fairy Floss, Snow Cones etc Available for functions
    Contact: Bec Sims 0434 408 059

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