Ten-year-old Isaac is from southwestern Uganda. In 2014, he was climbing a tree when he slipped and twisted his leg, dislocating his left hip and injuring his right humerus and left femur. Over time, he developed wounds on both his humerus and femur. His parents took him to several hospitals seeking treatment. There was some improvement, but his bones have become infected. A surgeon at the community hospital recommended a treatment including incision and drainage of both his arm and leg, followed by a course of IV and oral antibiotics. Isaac’s treatment is scheduled for April 25.
Isaac was in the second grade before the pain from his injuries became too much and forced him to drop out. He enjoyed school and hopes to go back after his treatment. Someday he would like to become a doctor. Besides his studies, he enjoys playing soccer and other games. At home, when he is not in too much pain, his favorite thing to help with is grazing the goats.
Isaac’s parents are subsistence farmers. They grow food for their family. Isaac’s father also works as a lumberman to earn extra income for necessities and for his children’s school fees.
Our medical partner, The Kellermann Foundation, is asking for $1,205 to cover the cost of Isaac’s treatment. Your donation will help pay for the physician’s fees, lab tests, a blood transfusion, surgical supplies, medication, follow up consultations, and 21 nights of hospital stay.
“I would like to extend my thanks to all the donors for helping my son,” says Isaac’s father. “If I could meet them, I would give them a goat.”