Surgery for Zoey's voice

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Zoey Lee Ellis was born in 2015 with a very rare medical condition known as CHAOS. (Congenital High Airway Obstruction Syndrom) Zoey's larynx (voice box) is fused shut and there is no access to her trachea through her mouth or her nose. because of this, Zoey had a tracheotomy performed before she was even fully delivered as a newborn. As a result of the condition, she has had a tracheostomy since birth. As you might imagine, this has all required a great deal of medical care! Zoey's only viable airway is directly through her trachostomy tube.

Cincinnati Children's Hospital (CCH) has the medical professionals, specialists, and equipment to conduct pediatric airway reconstruction. CCH has extensive experience with pediatric airway reconstruction. We would like to have Zoey evaluated by the specialists at CCH to see when Zoey could have her airway reconstruction. Airway reconstruction would not only allow Zoey to breathe normally, it could also give her a voice! Zoey has never made an audible cry or been able to speak due to CHAOS.

Before Zoey can even be considered for surgery, we need to get her to Cincinnati Children's Hospital for five days of testing and evaluation. The testing and evaluation needs to happen before the end of this year (2018), surgery/surgeries will take place at the recommendaton of the medical team. Insurance will not cover the testing and evaluation.

We are seeking funding to cover the costs of the testing, evaluations, and surgeries. We desperatley want to help our daughter Zoey find her voice and to breathe without tracheostomy!

Please consider helping us in this effort. Any and all donations are deeply appreciated. Thank You!
Cincinnati Children's Hospital - Pediatric Airway Reconstruction
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