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Ladouceur from Haiti raised $1,260 to treat hydrocephalus and save his life.

Ladouceur
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Fully funded
Ladouceur's treatment was fully funded on January 7, 2015.

Photo of Ladouceur post-operation

March 9, 2015

Ladouceur received life-saving surgery for hydrocephalus.

Jobson’s medical caretakers tell us, “Jobson now has very good chances to live a healthy life and grow up normally. Now that he has received treatment, his life is saved and his head won’t keep getting abnormally large. The baby is able to feel better, play more, and can expect a better future.”

“I want to say thanks to you all for your help,” Jobson’s mother says. “I am excited to see him healthier. This will change my life too!

Jobson's medical caretakers tell us, "Jobson now has very good chances to live a healthy life and grow up normally. Now that he has received...

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December 11, 2014

“He was okay when he was born, but now he is very bad. I wish God to save his life,” says Ladouceur’s mother. Ladouceur is a sweet one-year-old from Haiti where he lives with his parents and three older siblings.

Two weeks after Ladouceur was born, his family noticed the size of his head was growing abnormally and took him to a hospital where he was diagnosed with hydrocephalus. Hydrocephalus is a condition causing an excessive accumulation of fluid in the brain, massive head size and sun setting eyes. If left untreated, this condition can lead to brain damage, a loss in mental and physical abilities, and even death. With all they have spent on clinic visits, Ladouceur’s parents cannot afford his treatment.

We can fund a successful treatment for $1,260. Our medical partner, Project Medishare, writes, “doctors will drain the excess fluid in Ladouceur’s head and prevent more fluid from accumulating. This will give him access to a healthy life.”

Let’s help Ladouceur and his family by funding this surgery!

“He was okay when he was born, but now he is very bad. I wish God to save his life," says Ladouceur’s mother. Ladouceur is a sweet one-year-...

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Ladouceur's Timeline

  • December 11, 2014
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Ladouceur was submitted by Joseph Emmanuel at Project Medishare.

  • December 11, 2014
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Ladouceur received treatment. Medical partners often provide care to patients accepted by Watsi before those patients are fully funded, operating under the guarantee that the cost of care will be paid for by donors.

  • December 31, 2014
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Ladouceur's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 7, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Ladouceur's treatment was fully funded.

  • March 9, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Ladouceur. Read the update.

Funded by 31 donors

Funded by 31 donors

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Martin

Martin is a playful and friendly young boy and the last-born in a family of six children. Martin has not started going to school yet, but his father plans to enroll him in two years. Martin's father says life has been tough for him and his family since he fell sick for most of 2020, something that he says made life for his family tough. Prior to falling ill, Martin's father was a hardworking man practicing small-scale farming to provide food for his family and was also a catechist at their local catholic church. For over a year Martin's father was moved from one hospital to another seeking treatment. Martin's parents were forced to sell most of their property to cover the resulting medical bills. In 2021, Martin's father's health returned and he was able to grow his strength back. Martin's father moved their family to another village for a fresh start. They are now slowly rebuilding their life with the hope of restoring their livelihood once more. Since then, Martin has been diagnosed with Left Genu Varus meaning his leg is bent at the knee so that they do not touch. This condition is typically caused by an excessive accumulation of fluoride in the bones, which often stems from contaminated drinking water. As a result, it is difficult for him to walk. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is raising $880 to fund corrective surgery for Martin. The procedure is scheduled to take place on July 5th. Treatment will hopefully restore Martin's mobility, allow him to participate in a variety of activities, and greatly decrease his risk of future complications. Martin’s father says, “Because of the long period I was sick I was not able to provide for my family. My son now needs treatment, but I still can’t afford the cost.”

40% funded

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$352raised
$528to go

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