Community helps Topeka family raise over $70,000 for child’s surgery

TOPICA, Kan. (WIBW) – We have news for Aspen Campbell who needed skull surgery and funds for the surgery have been raised with the help of the community.

Aspen’s mother, Chelsea Fisher, had a tight deadline to raise funds for Aspen’s surgery.

In late 2021, Aspen was diagnosed with craniosynostosis, a rare birth defect in which the bones of a child’s skull fuse together too quickly.

The doctors said she would need surgery in a few months and it would be expensive. The family needed to raise about $60,000 to have their name written down for the operation.

Aspen’s parents staged a series of fundraising events including a bake sale, garage sales, poker games and more to raise thousands of dollars to make the operation possible.

Now, with the support of the community, the family has raised about $70,000. Who paid for the procedure, which took place a few weeks ago and was successful.

“So Aspen had a calvarium reconstruction so they reconstructed the front of her skull so that her skull could expand as her brain grew, we went to Dallas for that and everything went perfect, she healed completely. She was told that she was ready to skydive if she wanted to.

Aspen’s parents want to thank the community for the endless support they have given Aspen.

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