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Success! Luis from Guatemala raised $1,044 to fund epilepsy treatment.

Luis
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  • $1,044 raised, $0 to go
$1,044
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Luis's treatment was fully funded on November 29, 2016.

Photo of Luis post-operation

February 2, 2017

Luis is receiving successful epilepsy treatment.

Although Luis’s MRI did not reveal a clear cause of his frequent seizures, our medical partner’s team has worked hard to control them. He can now eat easily and walk on his own. He is no longer limited by his seizures.

His mother says, “Thank you so much for supporting my Luis. We could have never been able to do this without you.”

Although Luis's MRI did not reveal a clear cause of his frequent seizures, our medical partner's team has worked hard to control them. He ca...

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October 13, 2016

18-year-old Luis lives in rural Guatemala with his mother. He has been living with epilepsy since he was two years old.

Luis was a healthy child until he contracted a fever that left him unable to walk or get up from bed. The illness confined him to a wheelchair and resulted in seizures that still occur three to six times a week. Since then, Luis has tried many medications and treatment strategies with little success.

On October 14, 2016, Luis began a series of diagnostic tests––including labs and an MRI––with physicians at our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq (WK), to determine the cause of his seizures. The WK medical team will develop a personalized treatment plan to reduce the frequency and length of his seizures. Hopefully, this plan will improve Luis’s quality of life.

Now, Luis’s mother needs help to pay for this $1044 treatment. “I dream my son will get better,” she shares.

18-year-old Luis lives in rural Guatemala with his mother. He has been living with epilepsy since he was two years old. Luis was a healt...

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Luis's Timeline

  • October 13, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Luis was submitted by Cate Hendren, Complex Care Coordinator at Wuqu’ Kawoq.

  • November 9, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Luis's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 29, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Luis's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 14, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Luis received treatment at TecniScan in Guatemala. 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.

  • February 2, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Luis's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 26 donors

Funded by 26 donors

Treatment
Acute Seizure
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,044 for Luis's treatment
Hospital Fees
$0
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$322
Supplies
$0
Travel
$67
Labs
$30
Radiology
$531
Other
$94

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Josiah is a curious and playful two-year-old. He lives with his parents and his sibling in a small, rented house. To support their family, his mother sells face masks at a local shopping area and his father does various jobs, depending on what work is available at the time. When Josiah was one years old, his parents noticed that one of his testes had not descended. After taking their son to a nearby hospital to be examined, they were told to wait a few months to see if the testes would descend. More than six months later, the condition had not changed, and Josiah was referred to our medical partner BethanyKids Hospital for treatment. His family managed to raise enough money to bring Josiah in for examination, and upon arrival, he was diagnosed with cryptorchidism, a condition in which one or both of the testicles remains undescended. If left untreated, he would have an increased risk of developing hernias, testicular cancer, and fertility problems in the future. Josiah's family could not raise the amount of money required for his surgery alone. Fortunately, he will be receiving assistance from our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH). Josiah is scheduled to undergo corrective surgery on July 4th. AMH is requesting $646 to cover the total cost of his procedure and care. Josiah’s mother says, “After hearing the consequences of his condition if not treated, I was very much worried for him since we cannot afford his treatment.”

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$124raised
$522to go

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