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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, our medical partner in Haiti.

  • 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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