With this campaign, we intend to collect the missing amount for the hydrocephaly surgery of the baby Miracle. The amount will be given by Ana Paula Barata, responsible for a small group of volunteers who are dedicated to helping the neediest in Angola. The life of the miracle depends on this gesture.
The baby Miracle was born on March 18, 2019, in Luanda, Angola. Unfortunately, it was born with hydrocephalus, a disease in which there is an excessive accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain ventricles whose cause is still unknown. This disease can cause several symptoms, including vomiting, lethargy, headache, enlarged head or even convulsions, and unfortunately, there is no cure, but existing treatments can provide quick and lasting relief, allowing the baby Miracle to have a healthier life expectancy.
When the father of the baby, Miracle realized the daughter's illness, she wanted to put it in the trash, but the maternal grandmother prevented this barbarous act, unfortunately, common in the outskirts of Luanda due to extreme poverty and the idea that the family had been cursed. The father put his daughter and mother on the street with nothing, however, were welcomed by the grandmother who lives in conditions of extreme poverty.
No hospital wanted to host the miracle because it could not afford to go to the hospital. The usual treatment for hydrocephalus is the surgical implantation of a valve; this redirects the cerebrospinal fluid to another part of the body allowing the enlarged ventricles of the brain to return to more normal size, is an effort to relieve the symptoms of hydrocephalus.
Fortunately, the Neurosurgery and Treatment Center for Hydrocephalus (CNCTH) located in the municipality of Belas in Luanda accepts the hospitalization of Miracle for a reduced cost of 300,000.00 Kwanzas, approximately 835 euros, of which 350 have already been ameliorated with 485 euros missing.
With this campaign, we intend to collect the missing amount for the miracle surgery in the above mentioned Center. The amount will be given by Ana Paula Barata, responsible for a small group of lay volunteers who are dedicated to helping the neediest in Angola. The life of the miracle depends on this gesture.