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Chilo from Kenya raised $1,000 so he can walk again.

Chilo
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Fully funded
Chilo's treatment was fully funded on September 8, 2014.

Photo of Chilo post-operation

February 12, 2015

Chilo received left angle infusion surgery to help him walk without pain.

Since his surgery, Chilo is on his way to walking normally getting back on track in school. Our medical partner, CURE International, shared, “Now he’ll be able to focus on his dream to pursue medicine, since now he’ll be able to get to school consistently and catch up with his peers.”

Since his surgery, Chilo is on his way to walking normally getting back on track in school. Our medical partner, CURE International, shared,...

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June 30, 2014

Chilo wants to pursue a degree in medicine. But in 2003, Chilo was involved in a road accident that left him with a left ankle deformity that’s limiting his education.

“The damage to his ankle has caused severe pain, limping, and limitations on where he can go and how far he can manage. Since it was the result of an accident, there aren’t social stigmas attached to it, but plenty of curious looks and it’s limited his schooling significantly,” says our medical partner, CURE international.

Chilo’s family has not been able to afford treatment for him and they tell us, “We are happy that we got contacts to come to CURE International through a group that Chilo joined back at home. It was a long journey to get here but we are happy that we are here.”

For $1000 we can fund a left ankle infusion that will give Chilo the ability to walk without pain and limitation.

Chilo wants to pursue a degree in medicine. But in 2003, Chilo was involved in a road accident that left him with a left ankle deformity tha...

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Chilo's Timeline

  • June 30, 2014
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Chilo was submitted by Jenny England at CURE International, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • July 01, 2014
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Chilo received treatment.

  • August 29, 2014
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Chilo's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 08, 2014
    FULLY FUNDED

    Chilo's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 12, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Chilo. Read the update.

Funded by 17 donors

Funded by 17 donors

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Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Kahunzire

“After my surgery, I will go for a thanksgiving mass in church,” says Kahunzire, a 31-year-old woman from Uganda. Kahunzire used to work in a supermarket, but when her father fell ill, she had to quit her job to take care of him. Her mother is also sickly. Since then, Kahunzire has returned to work—this time, as a subsistence farmer producing food for the family to eat—and her brother provides the family with some money from his job as a teacher. In August last year, Kahunzire received [surgery for an umbilical hernia](https://watsi.org/profile/25fd1ec1917b-kahunzire) through Watsi’s funding. The surgery and initial recovery period went smoothly, but three months after the procedure, Kahunzire noticed a swelling in her left groin region—the same condition that she had had before. Soon she was experiencing the standard hernia symptoms again: back and lower abdominal pain, and an inability to bend for a long time while digging (which has decreased her ability to farm). If not treated, Kahunzire may suffer the even more severe effects of hernia, such as the potentially fatal twisting and blocking of her small intestine. Fortunately, though, that does not have to be Kahunzire’s fate. For $249, we can fund her second hernia repair operation on October 11. This sum will also cover her lab tests, medications, and three-day hospital stay. “I want to be able to continue farming because it is our source of food for our family,” Kahunzire adds. Let’s make that possible for her.

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