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Ten-month-old Hydrocephalus baby abandoned by parents comes out of theatre alive


The state coordinator at the Stephen and Solomon Foundation, Harrison Gwamnishu, recently via his Facebook page, shared the story of a 10-month-old baby who was diagnosed with Hydrocephalus, a condition which is the buildup of fluid in the cavities (ventricles) deep within the brain.

The little girl, Awele, as a result of this condition, has a very huge head and thus, she was abandoned by her parents.

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Today, however, Harrison shares on his Facebook page that little Awele went for surgery and came out alive.

His post reads:

“Little Awele was diagnosed with Hydrocephalus and later abandoned in the village by her parents when she was just one month and two weeks old.

On 31st October 2019, Awele was brought to our office by a concerned citizen seeking for fund for surgery, I explained to them I had no money to give but know a platform that can help.

Social media has been a great tool which we have been using for social justice.

I posted her picture on my Instagram and Facebook pages seeking for a hospital or Surgeon that can operate on her for FREE and I will take responsibility for transportation (Screenshot attached).

In less than 45 minutes, I received a DM from Grandville Medical and Laser Hospital, Lagos State informing me to bring the baby to Lagos State, that they will handle the surgery for free.??

On Saturday 2nd November 2019, we arrived Lagos. ✈✈

Yesterday, 5th November 2019 Awele was operated on for FREE. ????????”

See photos of little Awele, before and after surgery below:

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