Little Bárbara, just two years old, resident of Almirante Tamandaré, in the Metropolitan Region of Curitiba, suffers from a rare disease called portal vein thrombosis. The problem causes varicose veins in the organs that can rupture at any time causing irreversible bleeding. Only one procedure, not funded by the THEIR, can save the girl’s life: a surgery performed at Santa Casa de Misericórdia in Porto Alegre worth 200 thousand reais.

Barbara (Photo: Reproduction)

Barbara’s mother, Débora, told in an interview with Band B that the daughter had never shown any signs of the problem until December 12 of last year.

“She never had any symptoms until that day, when she started vomiting blood. She was admitted to the ICU of Hospital Pequeno Príncipe and after several tests received the diagnosis. The only thing to do was go back home and wait for her to live for 1 more day or, with great luck, for at most 10 more years. As a mother, I couldn’t stand a diagnosis like this”, reported Débora.

The cure

After much research and reading, the girl’s mother discovered a surgery performed by an American doctor that would be the cure for the disease. This same doctor would have trained a team from Santa Casa de Misericordia in Porto Alegre, in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, to perform the procedure in Brazil.

However, the family cannot afford the necessary costs. To try to raise the money, an online crowdfunding was opened and has already managed to raise about 30 thousand reais.

Anyone who wants to help little Barbara with any amount can access the crowdfunding page clicking here.