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Isaac is a boy from Uganda who needs $1,205 to fund treatment of leg and arm wounds.

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April 24, 2017

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.”

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 hi...

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Isaac's Timeline

  • April 24, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Isaac was submitted by Sheila Hosner at The Kellermann Foundation, our medical partner in Uganda.

  • April 25, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Isaac received treatment at Bwindi Community Hospital.

  • May 12, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Isaac's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 24, 2017
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Isaac's treatment update from The Kellermann Foundation.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Isaac is currently raising funds for his treatment.

Funded by 4 donors

Funded by 4 donors

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

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