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Duesi from Uganda raised $375 to combat malnourishment.

Duesi
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  • $375 raised, $0 to go
$375
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Fully funded
Duesi's treatment was fully funded on November 30, 2014.

Photo of Duesi post-operation

February 12, 2015

Duesi received malnutrition treatment to help get his growth back on track.

Duesi’s doctors tell us, “With the supplemental nutrients and vitamins he is receiving, he will slowly gain back his strength and appetite. With the treatment he is receiving, he will no longer have a raised temperature, be fatigued, and irritable. He will once again be strong enough to play soccer and dig holes with his younger sister. In two years, he will attend school to fulfill his parents wish of learning English and attaining a higher education than what they received.”

“You gave my son a second chance, thank you,” Duesi’s mom says.

Duesi's doctors tell us, "With the supplemental nutrients and vitamins he is receiving, he will slowly gain back his strength and appetite. ...

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November 4, 2014

Meet Duesi! This three-year-old boy from Uganda loves to run around with his hand-made soccer ball. Duesi’s doctor at our partner The Kellermann Foundation tells us, “He lives in a mud house near a farm where his family harvests the local crops, which is a four hour walk away from the hospital. His mother and father hope to enroll him into nursery in two years, so he can learn English and get a better education than they received.”

Duesi recently lost his appetite and become malnourished as a result. He no longer has the stamina to play outside with his sister. His doctor says, “Along with an unhealthy amount of weight loss he is also very irritable, fatigued, and has a high temperature; also, he has poor dentition due to a micro-nutrient deficiency. Without immediate treatment Deusi will become underdeveloped and possibly die.”

For just $375, Duesi will receive treatment for malnutrition designed to get him back in good health. His doctor says, “Treatment will save Duesi’s life and get him back on developmental track. His sister and he can finally go home and once again play and chase each other around with a soccer ball and dig holes. Duesi will be able to go to school in two years and hopefully fulfill his parents’ dream of learning English.”

Meet Duesi! This three-year-old boy from Uganda loves to run around with his hand-made soccer ball. Duesi's doctor at our partner The Keller...

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Duesi's Timeline

  • November 4, 2014
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Duesi was submitted by Kayla Rosales at The Kellermann Foundation.

  • November 5, 2014
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Duesi received treatment. Medical partners often provide care to patients accepted by Watsi before those patients are fully funded, operating under the guarantee that the cost of care will be paid for by donors.

  • November 25, 2014
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Duesi's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 30, 2014
    FULLY FUNDED

    Duesi's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 12, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Duesi. Read the update.

Funded by 10 donors

Funded by 10 donors

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