What Happened to Him?

Jean suffered a stroke on November 29, 2017 at the age of 45.

He spent more than 50 days hospitalized in total, between ICU and room facilities, going through many CT scans, ultrasound tests, x-rays, physiotherapy and speech therapy sessions, dealing with probes, collections of this and that, having his beard made! – and, of course, with a lot of will power and positive thinking from Jampa’s uniformed cheerleader team.

On January 23, 2018, he left the Oswaldo Cruz Hospital (and its incredible team of health care professionals!), starting a new stage of his treatment – now, in the privacy and warmth of his home, in the company of his mother and in the presence of his cats.

During these first few weeks at home, he has shown a great evolution in his recovery, which was quite surprising. But there is still a long way to go. Amid so much good news, something scary came up: the number of bills!

The rehabilitation of a stroke patient involves many processes. Jean’s quality of recovery, which occurs with these small victories on a day-to-day basis and doesn’t have a definite time prognosis, depends on a good and continuous structure of equipment, medicine, diet, caregivers, physiotherapists, speech therapists, doctors… All of this obviously costs a lot of money.

On top of that, since the beginning of February Jean no longer counts on the coverage of his old health insurance plan. He already hired a new one, but because of the waiting period, most rehabilitation expenses will not be covered.

Add to this the fact that he is unable to work while he recovers.

That’s why we need MUCH of your help.