There’s nothing worse than having a child who is suffering, and being completely powerless in making the pain go away.
Too many parents go through the agony of watching their child endure unthinkable cancer treatments, terrifying surgeries and countless needles. For Savina French-Bell, it was watching her 2-year-old daughter suffer from a blistering rash. Not only could she do nothing to help her child, but for months, doctors were at a loss to what was even wrong.
The day after Sienna Duffield’s 2nd birthday, Savina noticed a rash on her daughter’s face. It wasn’t just a little pink area. The appearance of the rash on Sienna’s skin was completely alarming.
“It started to look like someone had thrown acid over her face,” Savina said. “It spread from her mouth to her cheeks, and above her eyes.”
Creams and ointments didn’t help, and doctors had no solution. For eight months, Sienna’s face was a bloody mess—covered in itchy bumps and patches, painful blisters, and scabbing from her relentless scratching.
Savina describes the rash as though it was eating the flesh off of Sienna’s face. Her clothes were constantly covered in blood, and the sores around her mouth made eating an absolute nightmare. Eventually she became hospitalized and forced to receive nutrients through an IV.
Things only continued to get worse, and Savina was desperate for an answer that would relieve her baby girl. She back-tracked to everything that had happened leading up to the start of Sienna’s rash.