Coreas Hazells makes donation  to bladder patient
June 25, 2013

Coreas Hazells makes donation to bladder patient

Kathleen Adams, the mother of 12-year-old Shelisa Adams, who was born with a severe bladder condition, has received financial assistance of $1,000 from Coreas Hazells Inc, to seek further medical attention abroad.{{more}}

The donation was made during a presentation on June 20 at the Coreas Hazells Inc main building. Speaking at the presentation, Kathleen expressed her gratitude for the donation and said the money will go towards travel expenses to Virginia, where Shelisa is scheduled to undergo follow-up surgeries.

Debbie Huggins, divisional manager Retail, announced that Coreas Hazells Inc is happy to assist Shelisa and added that although the company has made significant contributions to several community related ventures in the past, the humanitarian aspect of Shelisa’s case prompted Coreas Hazells to immediately jump to her aid. Speaking to reporters after the presentation, Huggins stated “Given the nature of her condition, we are pleased to make a donation and we wish Kathleen and Shelisa all the best in the future.”

Shelisa was born with bladder exstrophy, an anomaly in which part of the urinary bladder is present outside the body. Despite doctors’ predictions at birth that she would not survive more than a few months, she is now a 1st form student of the St Clair Dacon Secondary School and manages to lead a normal life, apart from lacking typical bladder sensations. The surgery, scheduled for early August, seeks to remedy her condition, if possible, or to provide alternative treatments, such as urinary catheterization.