Okikijesu, the Baby born without Skull, gets new Skull

Great joy heralds the birth of a new baby. But in the case of Mr. and Mrs. Caleb Olawuyi whose Baby girl, Okikujesu was born without about 40% of her skull bone, it's been a complex blend of joy, pains, faith and hope.
Okikijesu was born on May 11, 2010 with a rare birth deformity known as Congenital Cranial Deficiency which means that a major part of her skull was missing.
For three years, It's been a difficult race against time to save little okikijesu and give her a normal life until a non governmental organisation (NGO), Global Initiative for Peace, Love and Care (GIPLC) came to their assistance In may, 2013.
Global Initiative for Peace, Love and Care (GIPLC) identified and raised the sum of $234,000 (N37 million) that was used to send little Okikijesu to Dr. Ben Carson led paediatric neurosurgery unit at John Hopkins University Hospital in far away United States of America.
Experts from all around the world who are working on Okikijesu at John Hopkins have succeeded in creating a skull for the miracle Baby. But they are monitoring her closely to see if there's any complications as this is the first of such case recorded in medical history.
Meanwhile, the Olawuyi family is still soliciting for help from well meaning individuals to raise the money needed to pay the bills which have risen to well above $500,000.
We at Inspire Naija pray that little Okikijesu recovers fully and have a normal life.


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