“We call Nehissa our princess at home,” says Nehissa’s mother about her one-year-old daughter from Haiti. “Of course she is a princess; we love her very much and my only wish is to see her able to have a healthy life.”
“Nehissa is the first baby of the family,” Project Medishare (PM) tells us. “Her mother is a raw food products seller in the streets and the father is a taxi driver. The mother says she loves to go to church and spend time with the family.”
“One month after she was born, Nehissa had seizures, fever and flu,” the PM team writes. “After the hospital transferred them to our facilities where a CT scan has been performed on the baby’s head, the family knew that it wa] hydrocephalus disease.”
Hydrocephalus, or “water on the brain,” puts potentially fatal pressure on the brain. It’s treated with a shunt that helps to drain the excess fluid in the brain.
With $1260, clinicians will be able to provide Nehissa a shunt replacement to reduce head swelling associated with hydrocephalus and prevent her from having seizures in the future. Let’s help Nehissa’s family give their princess the best care they can possibly provide by funding her care.