NIKA’S STORY

Nika is a miracle baby from Haiti, currently living in America where she’s receiving medical care. She was born with hydranencephaly and hydrocephalus, meaning she was born without a brain (crazy right), her cerebral hemispheres were absent at birth and were replaced with cerebrospinal fluid. This fluid build up caused her head circumference to continue to increase until she arrived in America in May (2015) to have neurosurgery to implant a shunt (a device that allows the CSF fluid to drain properly). With only 3% chance to survive after birth, she has defied the odds in astounding ways, she is a beautiful 2yr old with a big personality.

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