Byden is a one year old boy from Haiti. He is a beautiful child loved by his family.
Byden has been diagnosed with hydrocephalus, a condition in which excess cerebrospinal fluid accumulates in the brain and increases intracranial pressure. As a result of his condition, Byden has been experiencing a growing head and some difficulty reaching typical developmental milestones for his age. He previously had a procedure called ETV to try to fix the hydrocephaly. Despite this procedure, Byden’s head continued to grow larger. Without further treatment, Byden will experience severe physical and developmental delays.
Our medical partner, Project Medishare, is requesting $957 to cover the cost of surgery for Byden at Hospital Bernard Mevs that will help heal his hydrocephalus. This is the only site in the country where this care is currently available and the procedure is scheduled to take place on January 25th. This critical treatment will place a shunt to drain the excess fluid from Byden’s brain to reduce intracranial pressure and greatly improve his quality of life. With proper treatment, Byden will hopefully develop into a strong, healthy young boy.
Byden’s family said, “We are grateful for the organizations and people that are giving him a second chance to treat his condition.”