I was forwarded an e-mail from Katie Edwards who is trying to get the word out about her friend Camara's need for human milk for her daughter. Katie wrote:
My friend Camara is extremely busy caring for her terminally ill baby, but she has asked me to contact you in hopes that you can help spread the word. She says it best: "I'm looking for breast milk donations for my daughter Anaya. She is terminally ill with Krabbe Leukodystrophy. We were told to expect her to die at 13 months. She is now 18 months old thanks to breast milk! She does not tolerate formula. Please, please help me keep my baby alive. We can have milk shipped from any city in Canada."
CBC news did a wonderful short piece on Camara and Anaya's story and their quest to find breastmilk for Anaya. You can watch it here: A Mother's Plea.
Camara and her family live in Nelson, British Columbia. To learn more about their story or to find out how you can help, you can also check out Camara's blog Healing Anaya and her facebook page The Anaya Initiative.