The results were shocking. Devastating. Life changing for them both.
A brain tumor. A brain tumor so large that it was applying pressure to his cerebellum and causing hearing loss and serious cognitive changes.
After transferring hospitals twice, they ended up at the University of Illinois Chicago Hospital for substantial testing and a major, 13 hour brain surgery to remove the tumor.
After many prayers sent his way, he survived the surgery and is now on a long road to recovery. This road includes inpatient physical and cognitive therapies daily as they wait months to see how his brain will redevelop connections impaired by the tumor and subsequent swelling and trauma from surgery.
Ways You Can Help:
1 - DONATE
Brain surgery and hospital stays for months are not cheap! Olga Lucia has been returning to work as a toddler teacher at a local learning center as often as she can but any donation, large or small, will help ease the financial and emotional burden they have to carry.
2 - SHARE
Please share Juan’s story and this page through social media, email, or just word of mouth with family, friends, coworkers, or anyone else who may feel compelled to help this family weather this unexpected storm.
3 - PRAY
Continued prayers and positive thoughts are needed and welcome, always. Juan is still fighting to recover and Olga is staying strong for him.
There are many family and friends of Juan and Olga Lucia’s located outside of the United States. Please know that this campaign accepts international donations!
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