Roseville Family Raising Money To Afford Prosthetics For Young Daughter

Two-year-old Milana Polupan is energetic, sweet, fun, and constantly on the go!

On your first look, you’d think Milana is just like an other girl of her age. While she definitely is, she also happened to be born without her left forearm and hand.

Right now Milana has a fitted prosthetic, but Fox 40 reported it’s very bulky and hard for her to use. After watching the two-year-old struggle with her replacement arm, her family decided to look into other options to help make Milana’s life easier.

Katie Polupan, Milana’s mother, ended up meeting another mother whose son had a similar condition. That mother used a 3-D printer in order to print out light-weight prosthetics for her son to use, a solution that can continually provide newer prosthetics as the child ages.

Now, Katie is trying to raise money in order to afford the same 3-D printer. Her goal is not only to help Milana live a happier life, but to also give back to the community and provide prosthetics for kids that are in need as well!

In an interview with Fox 40, Katie said:

“We could get this whole process started. We could start making her hands and figure out how it all works, so that way we can give back to the community as well.”

After setting up a GoFundMe page, she was able to raise over 80% of her goal in 4 days! However, she is still a little bit short of what she needs. If you want to donate yourself, you can go to her page right here!

 

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