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Success! Darius from Uganda raised $1,205 to fund the treatment of chronic osteomyelitis.

Darius
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  • $1,205 raised, $0 to go
$1,205
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$0
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Fully funded
Darius's treatment was fully funded on September 1, 2017.

Photo of Darius post-operation

July 24, 2017

Darius underwent the treatment of chronic osteomyelitis.

Darius underwent debridement and washouts for the chronic osteomyelitis in his left femur and hip. He was hospitalized for 34 days, receiving long courses of antibiotics and other treatments. He has been discharged to continue recovery at home with additional antibiotics. He will return to the hospital for follow ups over the next year to make sure the infection in his leg is eradicated. His doctors feel he will recover well and be able to return to work full time after he heals.

“I am feeling so hopeful about the future now,” says Darius. “There are not words to express my gratitude to the donors. I have been given a new life. Thank you so much.”

Darius underwent debridement and washouts for the chronic osteomyelitis in his left femur and hip. He was hospitalized for 34 days, receivin...

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April 24, 2017

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.

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...

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Darius's Timeline

  • April 24, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Darius was submitted by Sheila Hosner at The Kellermann Foundation.

  • April 25, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Darius received 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 12, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Darius's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 24, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Darius's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • September 1, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Darius's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 5 donors

Funded by 5 donors

Treatment
Orthopedic Surgical Camp - Osteomyelitis of the Leg
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,205 for Darius's treatment
Hospital Fees
$489
Medical Staff
$40
Medication
$482
Supplies
$121
Labs
$31
Radiology
$42

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