Anastasia is a spunky, spirited and happy little girl – who has been through far too much already in life. We’ve been following her story from the beginning. Anastasia Rafter from Niagara Falls, was diagnosed with an aggressive tumor in her optic chiasm in December of 2016. She was just 8 months old. The tumor caused her to go completely blind.
She had surgery in October 2017 where 50% of her tumor was removed but the surgery destroyed her pituitary gland. She ended up with a blood clot in her brain and lost the use of her left side. She was unable to eat or drink – slowly she stopped smiling and talking. She spent months in the hospital.
The family never gave up hope. A trial treatment proved miraculous. The tumor began to shrink. Anastasia slowly began eating, drinking – and is now on the move!!
This little girl who was not expected to survive even a few months – is showing how strong and amazing she is – defying all odds. Totally Buffalo’s Hope for the Holidays dropped off a Valentine’s Day Care Package for the sweetie – who was in great spirits!
One thing that will truly help this family would be an adaptive bike – which would allow the entire family to go biking together – something Anastasia would truly love. The family has a chance to win a bike valued at thousands of dollars. Whoever gets the most votes wins the bike! Let’s do this….
Anastasia’s mom, Lene’e said this, “Anastasia enjoys the outdoors. As a family, we enjoy riding bikes together. Ana is now 3 and is too big to fit in a baby carrier on a bike, but an adaptive bike will still allow her to enjoy riding a bike with the help of her parents.”
Click on THIS LINK and vote for Anastasia – and then tell all of your friends and family to do the same!! If for some reason she doesn’t win it – we will have to come up with a plan B!
Please vote. This sweetie has been through so much!!!!
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