Public help provided $122,000 in only 16 hours for the treatment of a little Australian girl

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Rumi was born on March 28 after Jessica had been on bed rest since late November when her water broke at just 24 weeks. She has been diagnosed with Trisomy 2 mosaicism, a very rare disorder that affects a proportion of cells in the body. Her mom Jessica explained: “Our Genetic specialists at Sydney Children’s Hospital have told us that there are less than 10 cases in literature. There have been thousands of prenatal cases that all end in miscarriage, termination or stillbirth.

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The little girl with a rare disease

They are uncertain of how many others currently share this diagnosis, their best guess is 2-3 in the world. The eldest recorded age that they could trace is aged 3.” She also explained on the GoFundMe page that the money will go towards treatments for Rumi and keeping the family afloat at this tough time. Simple words clearly exposed helped people to understand and decide to participate: “We feel extremely lucky that we do have a roof over our heads, a small car to share and charities helping us with accommodation while living here in hospital. We are even luckier to live in a country like Australia who provides such incredible public health care.”

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