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Haitian Girl Returns Home After Eye Surgery in Wisconsin

Shelda after surgery

Shelda DeLorme is the Wisconsin Chapter's latest child from Haiti.  She is 8 years old and came to us on February 11th and went home on July 23rd.  She had a neurofybroma of the left eye for 2 years.  As a result her cornea is scarred and it was thought that she would have no vision in the eye.  But after her 4 procedures she is able to see up to 1 foot of distance before things get blurry.  Her right eye has better than 20/20 vision.  She is to wear clear glasses to protect both of her eyes.


The muscle in the eyelid was overstretched due to the tumor and damaged the muscle that helps her open her eye.  So the surgeon implanted a stretchy band that is attached to the muscle in the eyebrow and by raising the eyebrow she is able to open her eye more.

The surgeon was amazing and really enjoyed helping Shelda.

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