An English family is racing to raise funds for surgery in Israel which promises to save their six-year-old daughter Kyra’s leg. The girl is suffering from a rare birth defect that could leave her left leg over eight inches shorter than her right. She uses a bulky and heavy prosthetic.
Constrained by the limited budget of British social health, British doctors advised above-the knee-amputation to provide a better fitting prosthetic.
Kyra’s parents, Rima and Neil, opted for specialized leg-lengthening surgery offered by Israeli born Dr. Dror Paley of the Paley Institute in Florida, a world expert in treating the condition. It will be conducted at the Rambam Hospital in Haifa.