Medjine (4) is living with severe tetralogy of fallot – a congenital heart defect that keeps blood and oxygen from mixing.
At two months old, Medjine was abandoned by her mother. Her paternal grandmother Marie stepped in to care for the infant and has been by her side ever since.
Medjine was a patient in the pediatric ward of the PIH’s hospital in Cange from February 2010 - April 2011, ensuring she had continual access to oxygen. Her grandmother lived in her room throughout the 14-month stay.