Ask Anything WIth Us Frequently Asked Questions
What is the VCFS community?
VCFS community is a group of volunteers who work continuously to help and support people who have Velocardiofacial syndrome. We are a reliable name in Queensland and have helped hundreds of patients as well as their family members. To you are also dealing with a similar problem, then you can contact us.
How much do you charge?
We do not take any charges from our patients or their family members because our only intention is to improve the condition of people who are dealing with such syndrome. All our volunteers are aware of the struggle such people go through in their daily life and thus, we only want to help a person, so he/she can make life a little better.
How do you Help People with this Syndrome?
People, who have a heart defect or any such major issue, need medical attention. We coordinate with the medical institutes, so they can get the treatment as quickly as possible. And if they have other issues related to their learning, speech, feeding, and behaviour, our volunteers are aware of the suitable therapies.
Do you Organise Events?
Yes, we do! VCFS foundation organises various events throughout the year at various places in Queensland, including Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, etc. In these events, we try to educate the parents of kids who have this syndrome, their family members, other people about this issue and how to help and support such people.
Do your Volunteers are Reliable?
Our Volunteers are completely reliable! They leave no stone unturned to ensure that all the kids and grownups with this syndrome get appropriate help. They work from different locations of Queensland but always work together to improve the overall condition of such people.
How can I join VCFS as a Volunteer?
If you want to join us as a volunteer, all you need to do is contact us or email us and share some basic details. Then our experts will give you a call and ask about your thoughts on this Syndrome, your idea, education and professional background and so on. Then, you can discuss your role as a volunteer.
How this Syndrome affects the body systems?
Velocardiofacial Syndrome affects you boy in more than many ways. It negatively impacts the immune system that helps to fight off the infections and the endocrine system that supports your normal growth as well as development. The Syndrome also affects the Neurological system that controls learning, hearing, speech and behaviour.
What is the main cause of Velocardiofacial Syndrome?
Although the exact cause of the velocardiofacial syndrome is still unknown, health experts have found a chromosomal defect in people who have velocardiofacial syndrome. Studies have found that the majority of the kids with this syndrome are missing a minor piece of chromosome 22. This “deletion” is situated at an area of the chromosome that is called 22q11.2.
When people with Velocardiofacial Syndrome need Surgery?
A child with such syndrome often requires one or more surgeries. They need surgery to repair heart defects, repair of cleft palate, surgery reconstructs of the ears or the lower jaw. Our Volunteers coordinate with carious medical institutes in Queensland, so the people can get proper treatment at the earliest.
How to Contact you?
If you have any information about our foundation, volunteers, the Velocardiofacial Syndrome, our events, the therapies we offer or the location we cover, contact us. Contact our customer support team, and they will answer your questions and clear your doubts.