little baby Ah Neath, born in February in a remote village in eastern Cambodia with a severe crater in the front of her head and part of her skull jutting out at the back of her head has amazed doctors by surviving for over 2 months.
Doctors believe she has anencephaly – a condition that means a portion of her brain and skull are missing, resulting to Ah Neath been kept in hospital for two months, where she was given regular oxygen to regulate her breathing, thereafter taken home with family in the Ponhea Kraek District.
.Her mum Srey and dad Heang were forced to sell their family home to pay for her medical care. Fortunately, she has survived so far and has now been discharged. She is living with family in the Ponhea Kraek District.
Devasted Mum Srey said: “I knew there was something very wrong with my baby when she was born.I have cried for days and asked people to donate money.We are poor and have sold our home and land to try to save my daughter. She is healthy, but her head does not have all of the skulls.”We are facing hardship and struggling to raise her to survive on the planet.Our only hope is that doctors may be able to help, or a foreign doctor may help.”
The families are appealing to the public, to help save their little daughter in defying the odds.