Friday, April 11, 2008
Dieunika's Story part 2
April 11, 2008
Haitian girl has surgery
BY JOHN A. TORRES
After four hours of emergency surgery Thursday morning, 21/2-year-old Dieunika San Vil of Haiti woke up and smiled at those around her.
Dieunika, born without a properly formed anus, was flown to Brevard County last week for the life-saving surgery.
An anonymous donor is paying for the $117,000 surgery.
"The doctors said the surgery was very successful," said Joe Hurston, a Titusville missionary and businessman who is taking care of the toddler with his wife, a registered nurse. "She made it, and everyone marveled at how she made it through the surgery. She's so beautiful."
A garage sale will be conducted from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 26 at 6085 Anello Drive to offset some of the expenses associated with Dieunika's care. There also will be hot dogs and hamburgers.
Call Lydia or Joe Prussel for more information at 254-9808.
Contact Torres at 242-3649 or firstname.lastname@example.org.