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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. 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.

  • 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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Ezra

Ezra is a 28-year-old man from Kabomo Village, Kenya. He works as a labourer in his village. Ezra is a very talkative and energetic person. Earlier in October, Ezra fell into a ditch and sustained a severe fracture on his right lower leg. He could not lift his leg and was in great pain. Ezra was taken to the nearest health centre, where a cast was placed and he was referred to our medical partner's facility for orthopedic review. On arrival at Kapsowar Hospital, Ezra was reviewed and sent for an x-ray which revealed a right tibia plateau fracture that required surgery. However, he did not have money to pay the necessary deposit to have the surgery. Because he was in pain and his leg was swelling abnormally, Ezra was admitted to elevate his limb and avoid any complications that may arise due to his fracture. Twelve days later, Ezra has been deemed fit for surgery, but the family has not raised the required amount to proceed for surgery. Due to his injury, Ezra is not able to continue working to raise money for his procedure. He dropped out of school in 8th grade due to his family's financial struggles, and as such works many causal jobs to meet his daily needs. Ezra is a young, hardworking man and is very optimistic of a better future. So far, he has raised 20,000 Kenyan shillings, and is appealing for financial support for his surgery so that he can have a good outcome. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On October 23rd, Ezra will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. The surgery will allow Ezra to ambulate with ease and reduce chances of future complications. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,016 to fund his procedure. Ezra shared, “It hasn't been easy for me since I fractured my leg. This situation has weighed heavily on me because there’s no one to help me out. My hope is to receive treatment, get out of the hospital bed and walk again.”

71% funded

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$729raised
$287to go

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