From the moment she was born, two-year old Nicolly Pereira couldn’t see or hear her mother.
This toddler from Brazil was both deaf and blind. She was diagnosed with pediatric glaucoma after birth. The glaucoma in her eyes were so bad, she couldn’t even see light. Her mother was desperate to help her little girl.
Nicolly received seven different surgeries in her home of Santa Catarina, Brazil, but they were unsuccessful.
Her mother, Daiana Pereira, posted Nicolly’s story on Facebook. It went viral and eventually, a Facebook user from Miami contacted the Jackson Health Foundation’s International Kids Fund (Wonderfund) on behalf of Nicolly.