The 11-year-old Cuban, who needs surgery to walk again, arrived in the United States on Saturday to intervene.
The minor, named Daneellives, lives in Ciego de vila and is a piano student at the art school ola Sahig Sanz.
According to journalist José Alemán Mesa, the little ones have been dead since May Due to a vascular malformation in the spinal cord, he lost muscle strength in his legs, which was discovered when he entered the stage of physical development in adolescence.
“Thank you, God, and all the people who helped. Thanks to everyone who shared on social media and even donated money,” he said on his Facebook page.
Alemán Mesa made the case public a few weeks ago to raise money for his surgical procedure on US soil.
“Because in order for Daneel to be able to walk again and resume his usual routines, such a complex and rare operation is required, which has to be carried out outside of our country, and of course a lot of money is needed. If this doesn’t succeed, “He could become paraplegic. Let’s wait for the intervention,” he emphasized.
This young reporter in 2021 Due to the threats he received, he resigned from the official press after being accused of “stoking up people’s discontent”.
Many Cuban families are struggling to bring their loved ones with serious or rare diseases to the United States as the island’s healthcare system deteriorates.
This week, a The mother managed to travel to the United States on a humanitarian visa to take care of her daughter, who underwent complex cardiac surgery that ended successfully with the implantation of a left ventricular assist device.
“Thank you to this amazing country for allowing me to travel and be with her,” Belkis Martnez wrote on Facebook, thanking her daughter’s medical team, the office of Senator Bob Menendez, and Mr. Mateo Pérez for interceding on her behalf.
In June, Thala López Jordana, a ten-year-old Cuban girl with leukemia, managed to get to the United States on a humanitarian visa for medical treatment in Miami.
The little girl was being treated at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in Miami for a bone marrow transplant, her mother, Deisy Jordana, revealed.
The girl suffers from acute lymphocytic leukemia and was hospitalized for six months at the Institute of Hematology in Havana, where there are no means to find a solution to her illness.
In May, the Cuban boy Emmanuel Cala, suffering from a rare disease, arrived in Miami with a US government-issued humanitarian visa for medical treatment.
The three-year-old boy has kidney disease but previously had intestinal malabsorption syndrome and even received blood transfusions due to his delicate medical condition. He can neither walk nor crawl and can hardly sit.
He spent long periods in hospitals, and Cuban doctors managed to keep him alive, but they could never diagnose him accurately, and his physical condition deteriorated.