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Jackson Memorial looking after little Adiah
Adiah Despot, the one-year-old girl who has a lower lip haemangioma, a tumour connected to the circulatory system, is now being treated at Jackson Memorial Medical Centre at the Holtz Children’s Hospital in Miami. Adiah arrived at the hospital on June 19 for treatment made possible through an alliance between Hope of a Miracle Foundation and IKF’s Wonderfund, a programme of the Jackson Memorial Foundation. A release said this alliance has facilitated more than 50 surgeries to sick children of Trinidad and Tobago. The statement said Adiah’s tumour is quite large and she experiences pain and small haemorrhages from time to time, and this could get worse.
The tumour has expanded to the internal parts of her mouth and has caused further difficulties in eating and drinking. The release said Adiah’s family must continuously monitor her to ensure that she does not fall or hurt the affected area so as to avoid a major haemorrhage. Adiah will require many surgeries to restore her face. The Hope of a Miracle Foundation has received a preliminary estimate of US$30,000 for the first two surgeries.
These surgeries will then determine how many additional surgeries Adiah would require. Hope of a Miracle said it still needs support to change the youngster’s life.
Contributions can be made to Republic Bank Savings Account No 110 215 385 331 or RBC Account
No 93 11 033 923. For more information, please contact the foundation’s offices at 637-6852 or follow on Facebook, Hope of a Miracle Foundation.
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