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Nehissa from Haiti raised $1,260 to treat her hydrocephalus.

Nehissa
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Nehissa's treatment was fully funded on December 26, 2014.
February 17, 2015

Nehissa received a shunt replacement to reduce the swelling in her head.

Nehissa’s surgery was a success and her doctors at Project Medishare report that little girl her family calls “princess” is now recovering well.

“Her mother says that the baby takes the breast and does not show the bad symptoms after the surgery,” said a member of Nehissa’s medical team. “Nehissa is able to live a healthy life now and the family will have much more time to focus on their other responsibilities.”

“I feel very good and satisfied because my baby had the chance to find the treatment and the surgery is a success,” added Nehissa’s mother. “I was scared before the surgery because usually, surgical interventions are very complicated. Thank God my baby is doing well and the whole family is excited to see her grow up in very good shape and live her life. Thank you very much!”

Nehissa’s surgery was a success and her doctors at Project Medishare report that little girl her family calls “princess” is now recovering w...

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December 12, 2014

“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.

"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 l...

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Nehissa's Timeline

  • December 12, 2014
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Nehissa was submitted by Joseph Emmanuel at Project Medishare.

  • December 12, 2014
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Nehissa received treatment. Medical partners often provide care to patients accepted by Watsi before those patients are fully funded, operating under the guarantee that the cost of care will be paid for by donors.

  • December 23, 2014
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Nehissa's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 26, 2014
    FULLY FUNDED

    Nehissa's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 17, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Nehissa. Read the update.

Funded by 20 donors

Funded by 20 donors

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Lydia

Meet Lydia, a 25-year-old mother of three, living with her husband and children in rural Kenya. Lydia and her husband both work as farmers, and live with her husband's parents. Lydia, who has epilepsy, fainted while she was preparing food for her children. She sustained severe burns on her left hand, extending to the left forearm. Lydia was admitted to the hospital, where she was treated, but her wounds became infected, and she lost her fingers. After three weeks of medication and surgeries, Lydia’s medical costs rose to a level that her family could not sustain, so the decision was made to discharge her from the hospital, even though her condition had not improved. Lydia is worried about being able to care for her children now that she can no longer work as a farmer. Her mother-in-law is also concerned about her future, and the difficulties she may face: will she be able to do laundry and cook, will she face social problems or financial challenges? Lydia requires skin grafting to heal her burn wounds and treat her infection. Her family, who sold everything at home to raise funds for Lydia's initial treatment, cannot afford the cost of her procedure. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $1,089 to fund her surgery, which is scheduled to take place on May 25th, at AIC Kapsowar Hospital. Lydia shared: “It is difficult to look at my hand; I want to get better than this. Please help me improve the quality of my life.”

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