Ramon joined Watsi on March 4th, 2019. Eight months ago, Ramon became the 4811th member to automatically support a new Watsi patient every month. Since then, 658 more people have become monthly donors! Ramon's most recent donation supported Luis, a teenager from Tanzania, to fund brain surgery.
Ramon has funded healthcare for 1 patient in 1 country.
Luis is a teenager from Tanzania. He is the first child in a family of four children. Luis has been diagnosed with hydrocephalus, a condition in which excess cerebrospinal fluid accumulates in the brain and increases intracranial pressure. As a result of his condition, Luis has been experiencing weakness and loss of focus. Without treatment, Luis will experience severe physical and developmental delays. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,238 to cover the cost of surgery for Luis that will treat his hydrocephalus. The procedure is scheduled to take place on March 4 and will drain the excess fluid from Luis's brain. This will reduce intracranial pressure and greatly improve his quality of life. With proper treatment, Luis will hopefully develop into a strong, healthy young boy. His mother says, “Please help my son.”