The Issue: Children Living with Craniosynostosis Defect
One in every 2,000 babies born around the world will have the craniosynostosis birth defect, according to data cited by Seattle Children’s Hospital. This defect causes the skull to fuse together prematurely, resulting in a misshapen appearance of the head and possible pressure on the brain. Medical professionals can correct the condition, but the only method of correction is an intensive skull surgery to break apart the fused skull bones and then reconstruct them.
The Campaign: Distributing Handmade Care Packages
If this Grassroots campaign raises $450, then Cranio Care Bears can distribute care packages to 45 families with children who have craniosynostosis. Every additional $10 raised will fund another package. Each care package contains a variety of specially chosen items including handmade blankets, toys, clothing, toiletries, snacks, and a lullaby CD.
You can follow the progress of this and other Grassroots campaigns at the Groupon Grassroots website.