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Saidimo from Kenya raised $1,500 to get healthy.

Saidimo
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
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$0
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Fully funded
Saidimo's treatment was fully funded on October 23, 2013.

Photo of Saidimo post-operation

Saidimo received hip surgery to remove infected bone tissue and rejoin his hip.

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"The Chief and the villagers in Samburu are very grateful to Watsi and every other person who was involved in enabling Saidimo to have his s...

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Saidimo is a charming, soft spoken eight-year-old boy who lives with his family in northern Kenya. Saidimo was born with a deformed hip and was recently diagnosed with osteomyelitis, a bone infection that makes it extremely painful for him to walk.

Saidimo and his cousin Jonah, another patient featured on Watsi, were brought to the hospital by generous community members. Although Saidimo received a diagnosis at the hospital, his family cannot afford the surgery he needs.

For $1500, Saidimo will receive hip surgery to remove the infected bone tissue and rejoin his hip. This operation will prevent Saidimo’s condition from worsening, will eliminate his severe pain, and will allow him to walk correctly.

Saidimo is a charming, soft spoken eight-year-old boy who lives with his family in northern Kenya. Saidimo was born with a deformed hip and ...

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Saidimo's Timeline

  • October 21, 2013
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Saidimo's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 23, 2013
    FULLY FUNDED

    Saidimo's treatment was fully funded.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Saidimo's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

Funded by 5 donors

Funded by 5 donors

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Andrew

Andrew is a 32-year-old, energetic businessman from Malawi who is married with two sons. He sells fish in a nearby market and lives with his family in a rented 2-bedroom house. His wife is a homemaker, and his children are students in primary school. While selling fish at the market last year, Andrew experienced sharp pain and swelling that slowly decreased but soon became a recurring experience. He visited a traditional healer and then the local health center, where he was diagnosed with an inguinal hernia and referred to the hospital for surgical review. Andrew was placed on a long surgery waitlist, but when the pain became so severe that he could no longer work, his sister informed him about the care center with our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH). Surgeons at AMH confirmed Andrew's diagnosis of an inguinal hernia, which is a condition that occurs when the intestines or fat from the abdomen protrudes through the abdominal wall. Complications can include bowel obstruction and strangulation, which may be fatal if not surgically repaired. Fortunately, on October 26th, Andrew will undergo reparative surgery. AMH is requesting $575 to help fund this procedure, which is also subsidized by Andrew's co-pay that he was able to gather. Andrew is hopeful that surgery will significantly improve his quality of life and reduce his pain and discomfort. He shared, “I hope that I will be able to concentrate on my business after the surgery. I want to see my children excel in school, and I need to provide for them."

62% funded

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$360raised
$215to go

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