Helping Dad With Medical Expenses

After battling COVID for many days, my dad Gelson ended up with urinary retention.  A catheter was introduced with medical consultation schedule days later.  After consultation with an urologist, he was told to keep it for another two weeks and no medications were prescribed to prevent possible infection.  Due to medical malpractice and incompetence,  on the night of Friday December 18th, he started having severe and life threatening symptoms at home.  He was having a septic shock and was brought to emergency at a private hospital and admitted to ICU.  Due to the current state of calamity in Rio de Janeiro because of the pandemic, public hospitals had no vacancies at ICU. Completely full!  Even if it appeared one, he could not be transferred because his was very unstable and with risk of death.

He improved and was moved from ICU to a room on Tuesday, December 22nd and expected to leave the hospital by Christmas.

We are asking for your help for the medical expenses for his stay.  Gelson Campelo is a dependent of public medical services in Rio de Janeiro.  My dad and the family don't have the ability to cover for the expenses accrued during his stay at the ICU.

This fund will help him, who is unemployed and has no coverage to cover for the large amount of expense that accrued during his stay.  Your contribution is greatly appreciated and with great importance.  Other ways to help is to share this campaign to your friend and loved ones. 

Thank you so much for your help!


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  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 17 d
  • Tarso Oelke 
    • $100 
    • 19 d
  • karen bettencourt 
    • $5 
    • 20 d
  • Heloa Miranda 
    • $50 
    • 22 d
  • Deivison Dias 
    • $200 
    • 22 d
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Raphael Campelo 
Raised $655 from 7 donations
Gelson Campelo 
Fabi Campelo 
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