On October 30, 2009, six days shy of her second birthday, Kylah Williams was violently assaulted by her mother’s boyfriend causing irreparable brain damage. The left side of her brain was determined to be “dead,” therefore immobilizing the right side of her body. Kylah's injuries caused her to lose the ability to sit-up, walk, or talk.
A portion of Kylah's skull had to be removed at the time of her injuries to allow for brain swelling, and was replaced in February 2010. In August 2010 it was determined that her bone did not fuse correctly causing the bone to die. Kylah underwent brain surgery on September 1st, 2010 to insert a cosmetic “skull flap,” which is used in place of the skull to protect the brain.
On October 1st, 2010 Kylah was rushed to the hospital due to being lethargic and nauseated. She was taken directly into surgery where they discovered that she had suffered a brain bleed caused by swelling of the brain due to leaking spinal fluid.
On October 17, 2010 Kylah had to be rushed back to the hospital due to having a high fever and severe swelling of her brain. Kylah had obtained a STAPH infection in her skull flap and spinal fluid. A PIC line was inserted for six weeks to cure the STAPH infection, but Kylah's cosmetic skull flap had to be discarded due to the infection.
Despite all that Kylah has been through in the past year she has regained her ability to sit-up, and walk, and is working to regain her ability to talk. Kylah attends physical therapy five days per week, occupational therapy five days per week, and speech therapy four days per week with additional therapies that come into her home on a weekly basis.
Kylah will require at least three more surgeries in the near future. The surgeries include inserting a shunt to drain the leaking spinal fluid, and replacing her cosmetic skull flap, as well as surgery to keep her right eye from becoming a “lazy eye.”
Kylah just celebrated her third birthday, and currently resides with a family
that is dedicated to providing her with a good home. Kylah's residual cost of
care is excessive but necessary in providing her the continued care that has
allowed her to make the amazing progress she has been making. All donations
and contributions will go to Kylah's needs and costs acquired in her medical
appointments, surgeries, and therapies.
Thank you for all of your donations and support for Kylah.
Our Little "Princess" Kylah!!
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