my ds was born last october with a large facial port wine stain. I was assured all along that I would be able to get it lasered for him. We were referred to a specialist centre in Birmingham (UK)last October and recently found out our PCT wont fund the treatment.
I'm aware of at least two other children getting the treatment and at least 27 other PCT's who will fund it. We're fighting at the moment.
Please sign my petition on the prime mininster web site to help me get Toms treatment. The laser will help reduce his risk of glaucoma and also the pyschological problems associated with a large birth mark on his face. Port wine stains dont go by themselves. Just think how you'll feel if you;re lo is born with this and your pct wont pay. 3 babies in every 1000 are born with port wine stain of which a large proportion have them on their faces. Please pass this on to anyone you know