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

Saidimo
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$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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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.