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Success! Benon from Uganda raised $534 to treat his fractured femur.

Benon
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  • $534 raised, $0 to go
$534
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Benon's treatment was fully funded on May 27, 2016.

Photo of Benon post-operation

June 28, 2016

Benon received successful treatment for his fractured femur.

Benon suffered a fracture of his left leg that did not heal properly. It has affected his ability to work and enjoy his daily activities. Though it will take him a few months to heal completely, he has successfully completed treatment. He will soon be able to care for his coffee trees and take his beans to market without experiencing any pain.

“I want to thank the surgeons who helped me,” Benon shared. “I know they came a long way to help people and I am so grateful.”

Benon suffered a fracture of his left leg that did not heal properly. It has affected his ability to work and enjoy his daily activities. Th...

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May 8, 2016

Benon, a 65-year-old farmer from remote Uganda, is married with three sons, four daughters, and 15 grandchildren. He enjoys singing in his local church, and always makes sure he is living at peace with his neighbors.

Recently, animals have destroyed Benon’s crops and left him struggling to earn a living. He has resorted to growing coffee since the animals do not eat the coffee.

One year and four months ago, Benon got into a road traffic accident and broke his patella. He was taking his produce to the market. Benon never remained the same after this accident. He wishes he could walk longer distances but at the moment he can’t. He cannot visit relatives or travel far due to the instability in his leg, and also the pain.

For $534, Benon will have a pin insertion operation to treat his fracture, as well as casting. After treatment, he will be able to walk again with ease.

“I thank everyone that is supporting my hospital fees,” Benon said. “They have not only helped me but Uganda as a whole. May God bless you abundantly.”

Benon, a 65-year-old farmer from remote Uganda, is married with three sons, four daughters, and 15 grandchildren. He enjoys singing in his l...

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Benon's Timeline

  • May 8, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Benon was submitted by Barnabas Oyesiga, Communications Officer at The Kellermann Foundation.

  • May 9, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Benon received treatment at Bwindi Community Hospital in Uganda. 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.

  • May 20, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Benon's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 27, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Benon's treatment was fully funded.

  • June 28, 2016
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Benon's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 13 donors

Funded by 13 donors

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