Cristal is too young to be aware of her “difference” yet, however the teasing and whispering will take away her smile soon.
Dr. Hochman, The Hemangioma Treatment Foundation and The MatchingFund are holding a Fundraiser to bring her to Dr. Hochman for the surgery and procedures which are not available in the Dominican Republic. She has a large compound hemangioma which needs immediate attention. Her surgery is covered thanks to Dr. Hochman and the Foundation, but the tentative quote of $50-$60k for the hospital; anesthesia costs, etc. are not. So we need your help to spread the word by going to our FaceBook page to share with your friends.
Please join our effort to raise money Before March 1. All donations up to $10,000 are matched. If we receive $10,000 in donations the match will increase it to $20,000.
Looking at this beautiful little girl and knowing what she faces in the future, made us reach out to you and your friends for help. Please help if you can by making a donation, click here.
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The term 'vascular birthmark' includes hemangiomas and malformations. It is estimated that approximately 10% of births have a vascular birthmark – that’s about 400,000 children per year in the United States alone. Of these, approximately 30% - nearly 120,000 children born each year – will have a vascular birthmark that should be evaluated by a specialist. While hemangiomas and malformations are related, and often confused, they are very different in their natural history and in the options for treatment.
We are at an exciting time in medical history when our knowledge, technological advances and clinical experience have come together to effect changes in the management of these birthmarks.