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Dance for Hope! Fundraiser for Leo!

Posted: Friday, August 2, 2019. 2:19 pm CST.

By BBN Staff: The family of San Ignacio resident, Leo Arguelles, is seeking the assistance of the public in supporting a fundraising drive to assist them in paying for Leo’s medical expenses.

Leopoldo “Leo” Arguelles is 38 years old and was diagnosed in 2018 with Bickerstaff Encephalitis. Leo fell ill in July of 2018, and that is when doctors detected the disease.

Bickerstaff brainstem encephalitis is a rare inflammatory disorder of the central nervous system.

This has caused him to be in a vegetative state.

Leo is now being taken care of at home since he is bed ridden and is fed via a feeding tube.

The Dance for Hope fundraiser is being held tomorrow night from 8:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. at Tandoor Restaurant and Bar. The dance is featuring performances by Gilharry 7, Supa G and DJ Dickies.


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