Daisy is a less than 1-year-old baby with hydrocephalus or “water on the brain,” one of the most common abnormalities affecting children around the world. Hydrocephalus develops when the normal flow of cerebrospinal fluid is blocked, causing a build up of excessive fluid in the ventricles of the brain. If left untreated, Daisy’s doctors say the condition will lead to significant brain damage, developmental delays, blindness, and ultimately a premature death.
Fortunately, there’s a good chance that with surgery, Daisy will life a full, normal life. Daisy’s doctors say, “this surgery will literally save this child’s life, as children who develop hydrocephalus are extremely unlikely to survive past their third birthday.”
Daisy comes from a loving, supportive family. Her mother, Christine, was overjoyed when she gave birth to Daisy, her first daughter. But when Daisy began experiencing fevers and seizures, Christine knew something was wrong. She traveled eight hours with Daisy to seek medical attention. Since arriving at the CURE hospital and seeing other babies being treated for the same condition, Christine has gained hope that Daisy will recover stronger than ever.