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.