We met seven year-old Geline in October 2011. She was suffering from multiple bacterial tumors and in desperate need of medical attention. Team Tassy partnered with doctors from Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA. They determined that her tumors could be treated with antibiotics. Geline was then treated near her home in Port au Prince, Haiti at King’s Hospital. She is now on her way to a full recovery.
Team Tassy’s next mission is to ensure Geline will continue on the path to a happy and healthy life. She missed a lot of school due to her illness, but is now getting caught up with her studies. We are also working with Geline’s mother Rosette on job placement so that the family can get back on their feet financially and pull themselves out of poverty.