Luciano's Stroke Recovery
- By: Marco Charles
- Short URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/luciano-dos-santos
My name is Marco Charles. I am raising funds for my partner, Luciano Dos Santos, who is 54 years old from Cape Town. On the 4th of November 2019, Luciano suffered a stroke.
He was rushed to hospital for a CT Scan and other tests and nothing was picked up. This was done at a private hospital and an amount of over R20 000 was charged to his credit card on that day.
The right side of his body got weaker and speech unclear throughout the day and night. The next morning, we went to a state hospital as we do not have medical aid. Another scan and more tests were done and we discovered it was indeed a stroke. The stroke wasn't big enough the previous day for them to pick it up.
It's has been a month since Luciano went home and the medical bills are just piling up and this is my reason for creating this fundraising campaign. He has been in hospital just over 3 weeks and is now at a hospice where he will be getting rehabilitation. We are looking at all options to get him better as soon as possible. He will be unable to work for some time and will be wheelchair bound for some time as well. The right side of his body still can't move.
Reaching y target will mean that Luciano will be able to receive all possible support for his recovery. He is unable to work for the next 6 months and needs all the support he can get.
A breakdown of current costs
Please note there are other costs like rent and a carer for some days, as he might not be able to work for 6 months.
Biokinetics - R700 per session and is needed 3 times per week
Adults diapers - R350 for 30
Dr check-ups - R500 per month
Supplements - R1000 per month
Medication - R600 per month
Stem Cell Therapy - R40 000 once off