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Nickson from Uganda raised $362 for clubfoot treatment to help him walk.

Nickson
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  • $362 raised, $0 to go
$362
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Nickson's treatment was fully funded on May 20, 2016.
July 21, 2016

Nickson did not receive treatment as planned.

Although Nickson received the first of several casts anticipated as treatment for his clubfoot, he did not return for full treatment. Despite having several appointments rescheduled, his mother has not brought him back to the hospital, though his first cast was removed at a local clinic.

Should Nickson and his mother return to continue treatment, he will be re-eligible for Watsi funding.

Although Nickson received the first of several casts anticipated as treatment for his clubfoot, he did not return for full treatment. Despit...

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May 7, 2016

Meet Nickson, a baby boy from Uganda. He is the first child to his parents who both work as subsistence farmers, though his father sometimes works as a porter on construction sites and his mother weaves mats to earn extra income. Nickson is young but always keen and curious, looking around to observe new faces and smiling widely to those he recognizes.

Nickson was born with clubfoot - his parents took him to a traditional bone setter at three months of age, but nothing about his foot changed. His mother, Rosette, used to be an athlete and would love to see Nickson grow up to be an athlete too. She got a scholarship for her primary education because of athletics and would love her child to be a great athlete and get scholarships to fund his education.

With $362, Nickson will undergo surgery to have his club foot repaired. This operation will ensure that Nickson will grow up to walk easily and perhaps become an athlete like his mother.

“The doctors gave me assurance that they can fix my child’s foot. May God bless everyone supporting us,” Nickson’s mother said.

Meet Nickson, a baby boy from Uganda. He is the first child to his parents who both work as subsistence farmers, though his father sometimes...

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Nickson's Timeline

  • May 7, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • May 8, 2016
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Nickson was scheduled to receive 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 18, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Nickson's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 20, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Nickson's treatment was fully funded.

  • July 21, 2016
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Nickson's treatment was started but not completed. Read the update.

Funded by 17 donors

Funded by 17 donors

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