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Nov 5, 2014

De’Zhaun Humes needs traveling expenses for surgery

Francine Pitts

A bullet lodged on Humes’ cervical spine has paralyzed him, but doctors from the U.S. are offering to remove the bullet for free. The estimated cost of the surgery is one hundred and fifty thousand dollars, but it is his traveling expenses amounting to twenty thousand dollars that he is required to cover.


Francine Pitts, Mother of De’Zhaun Humes

“Right now a spine specialist came to Belize and interviewed De’Zhaun and they saw what he could do from where he progressed; they say it is a big step. To me it is a miracle because in this condition, they say a patient usually take years, but De’Zhaun recovery is very speedy and great. So what they want to do is to fly him outside to remove the bullet cause they can’t do it here because of the equipment and the delicate spot where it is. It is lodged on the left side of his spine by the backbone and they need to do a surgery.”


Duane Moody

“What’s the cost of that surgery and where are you guys gonna get those funds to send him?”


Francine Pitts

“Thank god again. From the beginning, Doctor Cervantes tell me that it was about a hundred and fifty thousand to fly him out. But the hospital here, the Wings of the Pediatric, they took on De’Zhaun and they are taking on the cost of the surgery which is a hundred and fifty thousand but for us to fly away and other expenses, we have to find that on our own. He also needs a clip for the backbone and they round it off, I think it is about twenty odd thousand in the U.S. to do the clip. So it is a lot of money. It would basically; Doctor Cervantes told me personally that it is a lot of money.”


Anyone who would like to assist is asked to contact Humes at telephone numbers: 636-0871 or 600-8872 or make deposits to Atlantic Bank Account number 211517599.

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