52 Lives heard about a gorgeous little Australian girl, who we will call ‘E’. She was nominated by a good friend of her family.
E has been diagnosed with bronchiectasis (a condition similar to cystic fibrosis). It is being caused by the aspiration of food and fluid, meaning she accidentally sucks food and fluid into her lungs. Her medical team has not yet worked out what is causing her to aspirate and she won't be eligible for a transplant unless the problem is fixed.
On top of this, E has many food allergies, and developmental delays - mostly manifesting in speech problems. Her speech pathologist has applied for a prescription only iPad app for her, which they believe will significantly help her speech. Unfortunately, the family does not have an iPad to support the app!