KY Girl Headed To China For Treatment

You hear about people coming to the United States all the time for specialized medical treatment, but one Bullitt County mother has taken her five-year-old daughter to China, hoping to save her life.

Hailey Goranflo is heading to China to undergo a series of controversial stem cell implants. It is costly but could dramatically improve her life.

She has Batten Disease; her brother also suffers from the condition which can leave children blind, demented or cause them to suffer from seizures.

Hailey Goranflo will spend seven weeks in China, where she'll undergo a series of stem cell implants that could reverse the progress of her disease.

The use of embryonic stem cells is not available in this country.

Community members banded together to raise the $88,000 necessary for Hailey and her brother to seek treatment in China.

Hailey will be only the fifth child with Batten Disease to undergo this treatment.

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