Jenna Fenton is trying to raise money for her son, Victor, to get the vital equipment he needs to help with his treatment his condition, flat head syndrome.
The devoted mother needs to raise £2,500 for a cranial helmet, which will help the 16 week-old tot’s head grow properly.
Jenna said: “Our little Victor has plagiocephaly (flat head syndrome) the NHS currently do not offer cranial helmet treatment in our area forcing us to go private, the end cost of this treatment is near on £2,500 we desperately need to get Victor this cap in the next couple of months while his bones are still soft.
“Victor’s plagiocephaly has created a severe flat spot on the back left side of his head causing his head to always be in a resting position facing left, this is causing other issues. his ear is beginning to curl over and the left side of his face is growing bigger than the right. If left it could start to cause problems with his spine, neck and jaw line.”
Flat head syndrome, or plagiocephaly as the condition is medically known, occurs when a flat spot develops on the back or side of a baby’s head.
The condition can cause the baby’s head to look asymmetrical. Some describe the head as looking like a parallelogram when observed from above.
A baby’s skull bones don’t fully fuse and harden until several months after birth. Soft, pliable bones allow for easier passage through the birth canal and gives a baby’s brain ample room to grow.
The soft bones also mean that a baby’s head can change shape.
Jenna added: “1 in 5 children get flat head syndrome but Victor’s is classed as severe.”
Jenna added: “He’s the loveliest little boy in the world, he’s so calm, never cries, always got a big smile on his face.
“This is why this upsets me so much. I just want him to live a normal life and this will help him do just that.
Jenna lives in Aylesbury and is also putting together a raffle to try and raise money for the cranial helmet.”
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If you would like to donate to Victor’s cranial helmet fund, please visit: https://bit.ly/31GMANP