Darius is a 20-year-old farmer from Uganda. His crops consist of tomatoes and tea, which he produces for his personal consumption as well as for sale in his community. When he is not working, he enjoys watching soccer and visiting his friends and relatives.
Darius has had chronic osteomyelitis for four years now. What started as a small swelling has become a painful open sore that is chronically draining. Osteomyelitis is the result of a bacterial bone infection that can have serious implications for Darius’s health if left untreated.
As Darius’s condition has severely impacted his ability to walk and work, he traveled 45 kilometers to our medical partner’s care center, Bwindi Community Hospital, to seek treatment. Doctors at the hospital confirmed that Darius will require extensive procedures to rid his body of the infection. Not only will surgery be required to remove the damaged bone and skin, but he will need a long course of antibiotics to prevent further infection.
Our medical partner, The Kellermann Foundation, is requesting $1,205 to help fund Darius’s much-needed treatment, scheduled for April 25.