Little Halison was successfully operated at Necker Children’s Hospital

Thanks to a chain of exceptional solidarity between New Caledonia, Polynesia, and Vanuatu, Halison, suffering from a brain tumor, was able to reach the Necker Hospital to undergo a surgical intervention. The operation was a success. Halison is resting and recovering.

All went well and the follow-up exams are positive,” said Maïna, Halison’s mother, to her Parisian host family, a few minutes after the operation of her baby boy. Now, Halison is resting and recuperating after a delicate surgery but whose surgeons at Necker-Enfants Malades have control.

© IC Halison before leaving for the operating room

Halison and her mom arrived from Vanuatu a little over a week ago. Without this surgery, the little boy who suffers from a brain tumor could not have survived.

This benign tumor grows inside the brain and can lead to intracranial hypertension, which after a while compresses the brain and causes death. Dr. Marie-Eve Cauchon, doctor and host family

Thanks to an exceptional solidarity drive organized by the association Partage Santé Pacifique , the Caledonians have mobilized to raise the necessary amount to ensure the transfer of Halison in France and finance its operation.

I can not find the words to thank the generosity of the Caledonians […] Here in France, I knew that Halison would be operated in the best hospital. Before coming, I did some research and read the many positive comments about this hospital, “said Maïna, Halison’s mom.

A delicate operation, but controlled
The operation that saved Halison is delicate, but the surgeons at Necker Hospital have control of it.

The principle of the operation is to reach the brain where his injury is least traumatic. We go through the nose to reach the base of the brain and then enter directly into the brain to remove what has caused its disease.
Professor Michel Zerah, neurochirugien at the Necker-Enfants malades Hospital

Halison’s healing will only be definitive after a series of radiotherapy sessions. Halison and his mother will return home to Vanuatu in six weeks.

The momentum of solidarity, to accompany the little boy, will not stop. Dr. Marie-Eve Cauchon, who has made replacements as a doctor in Vanuatu, now wants to create an association to help the boy, deprived of his eyes, to benefit from schooling adapted to his disability.