Baby Gammy crowd-funding campaign surpasses $220k

An online campaign has reached more than $220,000 to help out with baby Gammy's medical expenses.
An online campaign has reached more than $220,000 to help out with baby Gammy's medical expenses.

A CROWD-FUNDING campaign to raise money for baby Gammy, who was born in Bangkok with Down syndrome and a congenital heart condition, has surpassed $220,000.

The online campaign, called Hope for Gammy, began last week with the intent of helping surrogate mother Pattharamon Janbua with medical costs and care.

The campaign had an initial goal of $25,000 but public donations continued to flood in.

Baby Gammy came to national attention after Fairfax Media reported he had been left behind in Thailand by his biological Australian parents who returned to WA with his healthy twin sister.

As revealed last week, the couple believed to be from Bunbury are accused of taking home an infant girl born to a Thai surrogate mother, but abandoning her twin brother Gammy, who was born with Down syndrome and a hole in the heart.

On the gofundme.com site, the fundraising creators expressed their gratitude.

“Our hearts are filled with love for all the people around the world who have taken time out of their lives to give thought to Gammy,” they said.

“We are so incredibly overwhelmed by the support we have received from humans everywhere and words cannot express how proud we are to have been part of Gammy’s journey and story.”

The site is still active at gofundme.com/bxci90