“For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with gratitude.” 1 Timothy 4:4.
A girl born with a rare disorder of having both legs bent backwards has walked for the first time thanks to donations made by strangers.
3-year-old girl, Victoria Komada was born with bilateral tibial hemimelia – a congenital deformity which results in her legs having a rare deformity and some missing bones as well.
Doctors said that the only option for them was a double amputation, but then her parents searched out a surgeon in Florida who could reconstruct one of the legs.
The hitch was that it would cost them a whopping £180,000 ($235,000), but thanks to the outpouring of financial support for them by rank strangers, this polish family could travel from Norwich to the USA, last July.
The family flew out to the Paley Institute in West Palm Beach, Florida where Dr. Dror Paley said that Victoria’s left leg could be operated upon and her right leg could be fitted with a prosthetic.
Victoria went through a grueling 9-hour operation in July, and then again after months of treatments and therapy, she had her second operation in November so that the bones in her left leg could be joined together, just two days later, she was able to walk.
The little angel and her parents, Marzena Drusewicz and Dariusz Komada are now at home in Norwich, Norfolk, after completing nine months of treatment and two operations.
Victoria can walk, run and play sports. “Of course I was so scared and didn’t know what would was going to happen,” said Marzena, Victoria’s mom. “[But] every week, she got better and better and now she is not in any pain at all. She can now walk normally and we can all start our life again now we are home”
She says that they were so happy when Victoria was able to take her first steps, and were crying. They were going to the car, when their daughter said, ‘Mummy, can I show you something.’”
Dr. Paley, the master surgeon, said: “We achieved all that we said we would achieve for her. The reconstructed leg is very functional. “She can walk and run and do sports now. She has had superb results.”
Victoria will soon be going to start school in September.