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October 29, 2019

Meet Nicodemus a 14 year-old boy. He is social and likes inventing new things. Nicodemus is the 4th born in a family of 5 children. He is class 8 candidate at Daystar Primary School in Athi River. The family hails from Athi River in Machakos County.

His mother is a vendor and widowed. She sells porridge and chapatis in the construction sites. His mother noticed a sudden change in his walking style last year. Nicodemus also complained of his knees knocking each other a situation which was giving him a rough time to walk and play with her friends at school. He currently feels pain as he walks as the left knee knock the right. He is currently using crutches to walk and his condition is worsening.

“I would love to walk like other people, I am not comfortable with walking using crutches and I would like to achieve my passion of becoming an engineer. Any kind of support will be highly appreciated.” Nicodemus informed us.

Meet Nicodemus a 14 year-old boy. He is social and likes inventing new things. Nicodemus is the 4th born in a family of 5 children. He is cl...

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Nicodemus's Timeline

  • October 29, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Nicodemus was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • November 14, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Nicodemus received treatment at AIC Cure International Hospital. 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 20, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Nicodemus's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 16, 2020
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Nicodemus's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Nicodemus is currently raising funds for his treatment.

Funded by 32 donors

Treatment
Angular Deformity Correction
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,165 for Nicodemus's treatment
Hospital Fees
$242
Medical Staff
$313
Medication
$179
Supplies
$347
Labs
$37
Radiology
$47

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$488to go

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