Rachel Claxton, mother of 2-year old Ella, talks about a potentially fatal brain damage that can happen to any newborn child during labor and an effective treatment option available now. Ella had the cooling treatment at birth to reduce the brain damage from Hypoxic Ischaemic Encephalopathy (HIE). HIE happens when due to reasons like difficult labor, twisted or compressed umbilical cord, etc. enough oxygen does not reach the brain and therefore the brain cells begin to die causing long-term damages like seizures, intellectual disability, and cerebral palsy. This video is an effort by Rachel to build awareness of the cooling treatment.
Read about Ella’s story.