“Diandrè Labuschagne was born with a mass on the right side of his brain. The prognosis was not very good for him and doctors only gave him 7% chance of survival in the first 24 hours, but this little fighter is still going strong.
On his 35 weeks pre-natal sonar, the Gynaecologist was concerned about a mass in Diandrè’s head and subsequently recommended that a fetal assessment be done. The outcome of the fetal assessment indicated that he will probably be still born or will only live a few hours. It seemed as if there was no hope for baby, Diandrè.
Diandrè was born on 4 April 2020 at 11:17. To everyone’s surprise he was born alive and was taken to NICU right after birth. On Monday 6 April he underwent a MRI scan showing that the tumour was still there and the prognosis was still not good for this little fighter.
He went to theatre 25 July 2020 for a Craniotomy to remove the tumour, it was confirmed that it was an intracranial haemorrhage most likely caused by a stroke that formed an infection that spread to his whole brain and left Diandrè with severe brain damage. He was diagnosed with Spastic Cerebral Palsy with cortical-visual impairment, profound hearing loss and Multifocal Epilepsy. Diandrè is still unable to cry or show any emotions.
Diandrè did not reach any milestones yet but is able to drink his formula.
Diandre’s parents try to keep up with his medical expenses but these parents have two sick boys Diandre’s older brother has a serious immune disorder and needs to be admitted to the hospital monthly to get his polygram (immune boost).
Diandrè needs funds for his monthly expenses like medicine and ongoing therapy to give him a better quality of life. The therapy is also needed to keep his body from getting spastic and to assist with reaching some milestones. At this stage, Diandrè has occupational and physiotherapy once a week. Diandrè is also in need of special seating to keep his posture and for him to be comfortable.”
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