Djoulissa is a beautiful 13-month-old baby girl from Haiti. She lives with her parents, two brothers, and one sister.
Djoulissa has been diagnosed with hydrocephalus, a condition in which excess cerebrospinal fluid accumulates in the brain and increases intracranial pressure. Without treatment, Djoulissa will experience severe physical and developmental delays.
Our medical partner, Project Medishare, is requesting $897 to cover the cost of surgery for Djoulissa at Hospital Bernard Mevs that will treat her hydrocephalus. This is the only site in the country where this care is currently available and the procedure is scheduled to take place on April 13th. This critical treatment will drain the excess fluid from Djoulissa’s brain to reduce intracranial pressure and greatly improve her quality of life. With proper treatment, Djoulissa will hopefully develop into a strong, healthy young girl.
Her parents are hopeful that this surgery will allow Djoulissa to grow to up healthy like their other children.