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Local 3-month-old boy needs special helmet to shape his deformation, family asking for help

Posted at 4:55 PM, Nov 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-14 11:21:45-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A local mother is asking for help after she found out her 3-month old baby will need a helmet to properly shape his head.

Jaysten is beautiful and perfect, and a little different.

But with a little help, what others see as a disability could be corrected.

“His ears are uneven, his eyes they go one way the other one goes a certain way and his head dipped in at one point,” said Angela Ochoa.

Jaysten was born with what doctor’s call Flat Head Syndrome.

“When we went, they said it was severe flattening,” said Ochoa.

And the only way to fix it is with a series of special helmets.

The first helmet he'll have to wear for 7 months, and then wear the second helmet for another 7 months.

But his mother Angela Ochoa says each one will cost $2,000, and that's not the worst part.

“Medicaid won't help pay for it,” said Ochoa.

The shape of his head could affect his sight and hearing in the future.

And Jaysten is already in physical therapy because the muscles in his neck don't allow him to turn his head both ways.

“It’s stressful thinking that my son (is) not going to get enough to get the helmet," Ochoa said. "I just want him to get better."

So, this weekend Ochoa and her family are holding a fundraiser to help raise the money to buy Jaysten the two helmets he needs.

And they're asking the community for support through either their go fund me page or to come out to their event.

The fundraiser will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Sutherland's in Beeville. The address is 2201 No. St. Mary's St.