Vélez-Málaga town hall to pay for Carlota's operation

Carlota, in hospital in Malaga.
Carlota, in hospital in Malaga. / SUR
  • The four-year-old who risks losing her hands and feet is due to travel to Valencia on Friday to be operated on by the prestigious doctor Pedro Cavadas

Vélez-Málaga town hall has agreed to provide the necessary financial support for the family of four-year-old Carlota García Lara, who is awaiting surgery after all her four limbs were affected by necrosis brought on by septicaemia.

Carlota's parents sent out an appeal earlier this week for help to fund a private operation by the prestigious Valencia surgeon Pedro Cavadas, which will involve amputation and reconstruction, to avoid the the total loss of her hands and feet.

Vélez councillors on Wednesday.

Vélez councillors on Wednesday. / SUR

After just 24 hours, the family had raised enough money to pay for Carlota to be transferred from Malaga's Materno Infantil hospital by ambulance to Valencia.

All four political groups represented on Vélez-Málaga council gave a press conference on Wednesday to offer their "total solidarity and support for the child's family at this difficult time; showing consensus to put at their disposal whatever they might need from the town hall, material or financial resources".