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Mario from Guatemala raised $600 to get healthy.

Mario
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  • $600 raised, $0 to go
$600
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$0
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Fully funded
Mario's treatment was fully funded on March 22, 2013.

Photo of Mario post-operation

Mario was fitted with a prosthetic arm.

“We were able to fit him with a brand new light weight prosthetic that restores full function to the arm,” Mario’s doctors say. “This will help him in his work, both as a gardener and also in the desk job that he also manages part time. Mario is very excited about this.”

"We were able to fit him with a brand new light weight prosthetic that restores full function to the arm," Mario's doctors say. "This will h...

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When Mario was 17, he suffered serious injuries from a high-voltage electricity line. The lower half of his right arm and his entire right leg had to be amputated.

Mario was fitted with two prostheses, one for his arm and one for his leg. They have served him well and enabled him to live a relatively normal, productive life over the last ten years.

But after a decade of hard work, Mario’s arm prothesis has worn out. The hand no longer functions, and the base no longer fits well. This causes pain and chafing, and makes it difficult for Mario to work to support himself.

Mario needs a functioning arm prosthesis to continue working. For $600, Wuqu’ Kawoq can replace Mario’s prosthesis, allowing him to resume working without pain. The cost of treatment includes $100 for travel and $500 for the prosthetic itself. Let’s help this extremely resilient guy get back to work!

When Mario was 17, he suffered serious injuries from a high-voltage electricity line. The lower half of his right arm and his entire right l...

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Mario's Timeline

  • March 19, 2013
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Mario's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 22, 2013
    FULLY FUNDED

    Mario's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 12, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Mario. Read the update.

Funded by 6 donors

Funded by 6 donors

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James

James is a 52-year-old boda-boda driver from Kenya. He is a father to four children, all of whom are adults. His wife is a homemaker, and he is the sole breadwinner for the family. On February 5th, 2021, James was in a road traffic accident and sustained a burst fracture of T12 spinal cord transection. Immediately after the accident, he was aware of the intensity of the injury because he could not use his lower limbs and had a sharp pain in the mid-back. He was assisted by well-wishers and was rushed to Watsi's Medical Partner Care Center Kijabe Hospital, where the orthopaedic team ran x-rays and other tests. Now, James needs to undergo a posterior spinal instrumentation and fusion, a procedure that is aimed at stabilizing his spine and avoiding future complications. However, James does not have medical coverage and is therefore required to raise the full deposit for his surgery. He has raised some financial contributions from friends and relatives, but needs additional support for his care. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping James receive treatment. He is scheduled to undergo a spinal fusion procedure on February 10th at our medical partner's care center. This procedure will cost $1,500, and will hopefully allow James' legs to heal and regain some mobility. James shared, “I hope I will be able use my legs again. I need help both surgically and financially given that the cost of the surgery is high and I am unable to afford.”

86% funded

86%funded
$1,292raised
$207to go

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.