Urgent request. Nov/Dec 2010: Please help ‘Tot’s’ surgery and rehab:

Tot  was born with his  jaw completely fused together. This is a very rare medical condition.  He cannot speak. At birth a hole was drilled in his jaw to let in liquid food. He is 6 and from a distant Cambodian village and has had a life of great suffering.  Surgery and rehabilitation are being arranged but  we need $8000 to cover the costs.  The surgery is complicated and  his rehabilitation will be a long process as he learns to use his jaw and tongue to chew and speak.  He will also have to be introduced to solid foods very gradually.   Any donations to Tots treatment would he hugely appreciated and will go to this cause, as always, free of any admin costs. See our ‘donate’ page.