BERRA,Haiti (WPTV) -- A baby girl from Haiti is getting a new chance at survival in south Florida. Her rare birth defect will soon be treated by doctors in Palm Beach County.
The pediatric surgeons received this heartbreaking case because of the dedication of a Lake Worth-based non-profit organization.
'Baby Lillie' was found last year in a remote village in Haiti suffering from infection and malnutrition. The 21-month old was born with a rare condition. Her rectum never fully formed. She does not have the ability to rid her body of solid waste - except through a surgically inserted tube in her abdomen.
"They expected her to die. And she's alive," said Sylvie Florestal-Sainvil, who found Lillie nearing death while on a mission to Haiti with Peace Of Mind Outreach .