Naika is a fifth-grade student who lives in a neighborhood of Port-au-Prince, Hait with her parents and five siblings. She is a very good student and likes literature and history.
Naika was born with a hole between the two upper chambers of her heart; blood leaks through this hole leaving her weak and short of breath. Our Medical Partner Haiti Cardiac Alliance is raising funds so she can have the life-saving surgery that she needs to grow up healthy. During surgery, doctors will use a catheter probe to insert a device into the hole that will block it and prevent blood from leaking through. She is scheduled to undergo surgery at Clinica Corominas on February 14th.
Naika’s mother shared: “We are hopeful that Naika will be able to live more normally once the hole in her heart is fixed!”