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€15,000 Needed For 4-Year-Old Kate To Stand Up & Walk

A recently launched  crowdfunding campaign  aims to generate funds for a child’s life-changing surgery in Malta.

Let’s give Kate Hope to Walk, a campaign established earlier this month on local platform Zaar, aims to earn €15,000 for Kate’s surgery and therapies. Kate is one of only 200 persons in the world with Tatton Brown Rahman Syndrome (TBRS), and she also has a mutation on this incredibly uncommon condition, making her the unique case of its sort in the world.




“Currently, Kate can’t stand on her feet without a lot of pain. She requires surgery in both feet to fix her tendon shortening and feet deformation caused by her syndrome, and to help her stand painlessly and, hopefully, walk,” said Kate’s parents, Charmaine and Daniel.



Kate has already had three procedures in four years: open heart surgery, Achilles tendon lengthening, and an abdominal wall defect. Every day, she undergoes numerous therapies in Malta and abroad to increase her mobility, which is made possible by previous contributions. Unfortunately, her condition is deteriorating, and she has been diagnosed with cone dystrophy, another rare disease that can result in blindness.



This next critical surgery aims to help flatten her feet and provide stability for balance, strengthening and better weight-bearing, long-term – and ultimately should lead to her being able to walk.





The estimated cost of the surgery, combined with post-operation therapies and other therapies during the five weeks abroad, totals €36,500. While generous donations have already raised much of this sum, Kate’s family has launched the crowdfunding campaign on Zaar to raise the remaining €15,000 with the help of Malta’s community.



To find out more and to donate to the Let’s give Kate Hope to Walk campaign, visit or click here