Here's my son James from Helensburgh, Scotland proudly wearing his hat from Cranio Care Bears. The support you all gave my family was amazing. And I cried when I received our care package as there was so much wonderful useful things in it that you people give to help folk for free, I think you are truly amazing and we thank you from our hearts. xxxx Dawn M
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We provide these loving care packages solely from donations. You can offer a one time donation or have a monthly donation such as $5, $10, $25, etc. a month. We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization so all donations are tax deductible.
Cranio Care Bears would also love to receive any other product donations you may think of and would like to share with other families going through surgery. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for an address to mail things to.
Cranio Care Bears started with 2 cranio moms (Summer & Shelby) who's sons had craniosynostosis and underwent surgery.
The moms decided to try to touch as many lives as possible and make this surgery just a little bit easier to go through with care packages. Read our stories of our journey!
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What is Craniosynostosis?
The normal skull consists of several plates of bone that are separated by sutures. The sutures (fibrous joints) are found between the bony plates in the head. As the infant grows and develops, the sutures close, forming a solid piece of bone, called the skull.
Craniosynostosis is a condition in which the sutures close too early, causing problems with normal brain and skull growth. Premature closure of the sutures may also cause the pressure inside of the head to increase and the skull or facial bones to change from a normal, symmetrical appearance.
What are the symptoms? The most common sign of craniosynostosis is an oddly shaped head at birth or by the time the child is a few months old. For example, the skull may become long and narrow. Or it may be very flat and broad in front or back or on the sides. This oddly shaped head may be the only sign of craniosynostosis.
In rare cases, the deformity causes pressure to build up on the baby's brain. This can cause brain damage and can make the baby develop more slowly than other children.