5-year-old girl leaves for China to have life-saving surgery - WDRB 41 Louisville News

5-year-old girl leaves for China to have life-saving surgery

A five-year-old girl is expected to leave for China Tuesday for a life-saving surgery.

Hailey Goranflo of Shepherdsville and her mother are expected to leave for a direct flight to China from a Chicago airport.

Hailey suffers from Batten disease.  It's an incurable disorder known to cause seizures, loss of motor skills, and even death.

Once in China, Hailey will undergo a series of controversial stem cell implants.

A couple of weeks ago, the family says it had trouble getting to China after another airline said Hailey was too sick to fly.

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