Dukens is a two-year-old boy from Haiti who has hydrocephalus. He lives with his parents and older brother.
Dukens’s condition causes excess cerebrospinal fluid to accumulate in his brain and increases intracranial pressure. As a result of his condition, Dukens has been experiencing seizures, which can lead to physical and developmental delays if untreated.
Our medical partner, Project Medishare, is requesting $897 to cover the cost of surgery for Dukens at Hospital Bernard Mevs. This is the only site in the country where this care is currently available, and the procedure is scheduled to take place on May 30th. This critical treatment will drain the excess fluid from Dukens’s brain to reduce intracranial pressure and significantly improve his quality of life. With proper treatment, Dukens will hopefully develop into a strong, healthy young boy.
His family hopes for a successful surgery to stop the seizures and allow him to live a long, healthy life.