Baby Vittoria’s story
Vittoria is just 11 months old, and she suffers from a severe pathology since birth: she was born without her thymus gland, which produces T cell lymphocytes. These fundamental cells help defend your organism from viruses, bacteria and germs. Without a thymus gland, the immunity response is severely compromised, and Vittoria is extremely vulnerable to any kind of infection.
Only two hospitals in the world have the necessary abilities, competences and facilities to help her: one is in London, the other one is in the United States.
Considering Vittoria’s precarious health and the ongoing Covid pandemic, travelling is even more complicated than usual.
However, her dad has never lost hope for her daughter, and gets in touch with Flying Angels.
Shortly after receiving her application, Flying Angels promptly arranges a flight for Vittoria and her parents, and transfers her as quickly and safely as possible from Padova to Great Ormond Street Hospital, London.