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

Ladouceur
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  • $1,260 raised, $0 to go
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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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Askaw

Askaw is a 47-year-old woman who lives with her father, husband, two sons and her daughter-in-law. Her husband is currently unemployed while her oldest son and her daughter-in-law are farmers. Her youngest son is a day labourer, finding work whenever he can. Askaw is a homemaker and looks after her father who is retired. In her free time, she loves to read, sing, and go to church every Sunday. Toward the end of 2018, Askaw noticed that the vision in both her eyes was blurred. In early 2019, unable to afford seeking treatment at a hospital or a clinic, she purchased eyeglasses for herself at a shop. Although the eyeglasses helped her see better at first, a year later her vision worsened and she could no longer see even with the eyeglasses. She purchased a new pair of glasses, but her vision worsened again. Finally in December she was able to go to an ophthalmologist's clinic with the help and financial support of her brother. After the ophthalmologist examined her eyes, she was told to go to a hospital for further investigation because she likely needed surgery. Askaw's brother knew of our medical partner Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF) which could help make her care possible even though it was out of reach financially for their family. Currently, Askaw can see very little in her left eye and she can only perceive light with her right eye. She cannot read anymore, and finds it difficult to pay for items when shopping since she cannot see the money. When she cooks, she will often mix-up the ingredients. She shared that sometimes, when she is alone, she will cry and feels sad about her symptoms. She said, “When I cook, I will mix-up the ingredients because I cannot see clearly. Now I am no longer able to cook and I have also stopped cleaning as it is so hard to clean with my poor vision."

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$251raised
$518to go

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