Vanessa Jocots oxygen therapy

On Apirl 8, 2017 Vanessa Jocot at the age of 17 months, fell into the family pond at her grandparents house. Her uncle pulled her out about 15-30 seconds after she fell but it was too late. Her heart already stopped beating. Vanessa's dad Ivan performed CPR until the ambulance came. She didn't have oxygen in her brain or a heartbeat for 21-25 minutes. She then had 4 cardiac arrests when she arrived at the hospital. The lack of oxygen to her brain caused her to have brain injury. She was in a coma for 17 days, which her older brother Ethan woke her up from.  She then spend 5 weeks in the ICU. She spent the next  4 weeks recovering at the pediatric rehabilitation pavilion in Charlotte NC. When she was released from the hospital home on June 9, 2017, she could barely move her limbs, her eyes were always looking at one direction and her head was always positioned on her right and she would cry all the time, she would smile on very rare occations, she is feeding through a G-tube in her stomach. When she came home she started speech and physical therapy,  and her doctors told us that there was a good chance she would never fully recover. Even though all the odds were against her. Vanessa's mom Rodica looked into different types of therapy she could try, which is when she found out about Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is a medical treatment which inhances the body's natural healing process by inhalation of 100% oxygen chamber. Basically one of her aunts ( Rodica is currently pregnant and can't go inside the chamber herself) goes inside a chamber with her for an hour a day where the oxygen is pressurized, which allows the lungs to gather more oxygen. The body then distributes the extra oxygen through out the body and helps fight bacteria and relesases substances called growth factors and stem cells which promotes healing. Doctors say she has to do 100 different sections to fully heal and it is $1500 per 10 secions. We have done 5 secions so far and we already noticed a big change in Vanessa. She is moving her limbs a lot more and she started keeping eye contact for a few seconds and she can move her head to the left for a few hours a day. She is more responsive when we talk to her. We are asking for financial help from you and if you can't help financially then we ask you to keep Vannessa and our family in your prayers! Share so we can spread the word. Thank you and God Bless You and Your Families.

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Organizer and beneficiary

Dina Cojocarii 
Asheville, NC
Rodika Jocot 

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