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Luis from Tanzania raised $1,238 to fund brain surgery.

Luis
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  • $1,238 raised, $0 to go
$1,238
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Luis's treatment was fully funded on March 7, 2019.
April 3, 2019

Luis sadly and unexpectedly passed away after surgery.

We are deeply saddened to report that after surgery, Luis experienced complications and passed away.

We are committed to reporting all outcomes transparently, even those we wish were different. Thank you so much for your support of Luis and his family.

We are deeply saddened to report that after surgery, Luis experienced complications and passed away. We are committed to reporting all o...

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March 4, 2019

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.”

Luis is a teenager from Tanzania. He is the first child in a family of four children. Luis has been diagnosed with hydrocephalus, a cond...

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Luis's Timeline

  • March 4, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Luis was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare Foundation, our medical partner in Tanzania.

  • March 04, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Luis received treatment at Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre (ALMC). 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.

  • March 04, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Luis's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 07, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Luis's treatment was fully funded.

  • April 03, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Luis. Read the update.

Funded by 16 donors

Funded by 16 donors

Treatment
Hydrocephalus - ETV Insertion
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,238 for Luis's treatment
Hospital Fees
$991
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$51
Supplies
$35
Labs
$111
Other
$50

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