Singer Christian Longomba undergoes brain surgery
Dondosa singer Christian Longomba has successfully undergone surgery to remove a brain tumour, his family has reported.
Christian, who is based in the United States, suffered a seizure on May 18th 2015. Paramedics rushed him to hospital where he was diagnosed with falx and parassagittal meningiomas.
According to his relative Lovy Longomba, neurosurgeons discovered a large tumor close to his sinuses.
“The doctors, after thorough tests, explained that the tumor had covered part of his parietal lobe and was mostly on the frontal lobe. After receiving his diagnosis, Christian launched into perhaps his most challenging endeavor – starting his journey in the treatment of his brain tumor,” said Lovy.
It took slightly over two weeks for the musician to start the surgical process, and he finally went under the knife on May 29th 2015.
Though the surgery was successful, Christian had to undergo a second operation after doctors found blood clots in his brain.
Online reports indicate that 90 percent of the tumor has been removed, and Christian is now recovering at the hospital.
According to his family, doctors say the singer still needs to go through six weeks of radiation to completely rid him of the tumour.
Christian’s family has appealed for support toward meeting his medical bill, explaining that the specialised treatment has come at a hefty cost.
“Christian has a huge medical bill of almost $20,000. When Kenyans come together, they do wonders. Let us do it for Christian. Let the harambee spirit of pulling and pooling together rally us,”
A friend of the family has kicked off an online funds drive to on Go Fund Me. You can access the campaign page here: http://www.gofundme.com/yxz8rc4
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