After two years of construction, the new Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital Trust is a center of excellence for a range of pediatric specialties - including Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery, Oncology and Haematology, and Neurosciences.
When 15-year-old Jessica Vargas from Cali, Colombia, started getting headaches, a brain scan told her family something they never wanted or expected to hear: Jessica had a large, complicated congenital aneurysm – a bulging blood vessel in her brain – on an artery that’s difficult to access and impossible to treat
Erica and Nate Endicott expected to simply walk out of their appointment with more ultrasound images of their son. However, the appointment did not go as smoothly. During the exam, something caught the doctor’s attention