Tiny Dancer Medical Appeal

Tiny Dancer Medical Appeal

From Sarah Stephens

Central Coast Teenager Bronte, has been diagnosed with severe Idiopathic Scoliosis. Scoliosis is a condition that causes the spine to curve sideways, and this 'tiny dancer' requires a spinal operation this month.

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Update #3

27 days ago

Thank you to everybody who donated to Brontes Medical appeal.
The raffle was recently drawn, and Hope McGarry was one of the LUCKY winners. We appreciate all your support and love during this time and we can't THANK YOU enough. xoxo

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In 2019, Bronte and her family's lives were changed as she received the devastating diagnosis of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS). Among the unfortunate impacts of that news was the interruption of her ability to dance, a talent she is acclaimed for, both nationally and internationally. 

Treatment of AIS is based on the risk of curve progression and falls into three main categories: observation, bracing, and surgery. 

Surgery is necessary as Bronte's spinal curve is greater than 60°. We need your help to allow Bronte to undergo Vertebral Body Tethering (VBT) a new cutting edge fusionless technique that is yet to be covered by health funds. It is used by only a handful of skilled surgeons across Australia to treat scoliosis.  If Bronte’s Scoliosis is not treated, it could eventually worsen to the point where it affects her lung function.

This Fundly campaign was created at the insistence of friends and family who know there are countless others Bronte has impacted that don't have the opportunity to join us in providing daily emotional, spiritual and other support to the family. 

The request is for your prayers for a successful surgery and strength & resilience for her family in this trying time.   

If you would like to assist with their financial burden, any donation through Fundly would be greatly appreciated.  All funds raised will go directly to Bronte's medical costs. 

On behalf of Bronte's family, we appreciate the outpouring of love, prayers and support shown over the past few weeks and undoubtedly, in the months to come.   

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Sarah Stephens posted a new update:
27 days ago

Update #3

Thank you to everybody who donated to Brontes Medical appeal.
The raffle was recently drawn, and Hope McGarry was one of the LUCKY winners. We appreciate all your support and love during this time and we can't THANK YOU enough. xoxo

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Sarah Stephens posted a new update:
5 months ago

Update #2

Thank you to the 45 donors so far!
Bronte's surgery is scheduled for March 12th.
We appreciate your kindness and generosity.

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Sarah Stephens posted a new update:
5 months ago

Update #1

We are overwhelmed with the response. Thank you to everybody who has donated so far, and a special Thank you to our first anonymous $500 donor. You have restored our faith in humanity.

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