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Ansley from Haiti raised $1,500 to treat a brain tumor.

  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
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Ansley's treatment was fully funded on July 14, 2014.

Photo of Ansley post-operation

May 18, 2015

Ansley received treatment for a brain tumor.

“Ansley has had the chance to complete the treatment,” his doctor at Project Medishare tells us. “He had surgery to remove the tumor of his brain, received chemotherapy and then radiation therapy followed in order to complete the treatment.”

“I feel good, the way I walk is now different,” Ansley reports after his treatment. “It is much better now because before that I was not able to move my arm easily, the results are very good and my arm is fine now, my leg is normal and I can stand.”

“I want to say thanks to God and thanks to the program, I could never make it by myself,” shares Ansley’s mother. “You have provided your help, encouraged me and I went to the Dominican Republic with Ansley. I think if I did not do it, he would probably die because he became unable to talk, and his arm and leg were paralyzed, but now they are fine. Ansley received chemotherapy, radiation therapy and had surgery to remove the tumor.”

“I know God is able to do everything because when I remember how bad my son was, he was so bad that I had lost faith, thankfully God did his intervention,” Ansley’s father shares. “After that I can say Ansley is normal now and he is ready to go back to school. He is expecting to pass official exams for secondary school 4th grade. We want to say thank you to Watsi for their help and God bless you.”

"Ansley has had the chance to complete the treatment," his doctor at Project Medishare tells us. "He had surgery to remove the tumor of his ...

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June 27, 2014

Ansley is an intelligent 14-year-old boy living in Haiti. Ansley’s mother is a primary school teacher and his father is a small farmer, both working hard to provide for Ansley and his siblings.

Ansley loves school but had to put his schooling on hold after he lost the function of his right hand and leg, leaving him unable to walk and lift his hand. His mother took him to the doctors and the result of a CT scan revealed Ansley has a brain tumor. Ansley is now also losing his ability to talk and see well.

Let’s raise $1500 for Ansley to travel to the Dominican Republic and receive the four-week radiation therapy. Ansley is excited to get back to school so let’s help him get the treatment he needs to have restored health!

Ansley is an intelligent 14-year-old boy living in Haiti. Ansley’s mother is a primary school teacher and his father is a small farmer, both...

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Ansley's Timeline

  • June 27, 2014

    Ansley was submitted by Joseph Emmanuel at Project Medishare.

  • June 27, 2014

    Ansley 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.

  • July 10, 2014

    Ansley's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 14, 2014

    Ansley's treatment was fully funded.

  • May 18, 2015

    We received an update on Ansley. Read the update.

Funded by 32 donors

Funded by 32 donors

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