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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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Aung

Aung is a 30-year-old man from Burma. He lives with his wife, daughter and sister in an internally displaced persons (IDP) camp which is close to the Chinese-Burma border town of Lweje in Momauk Township, Kachin State. Today, his wife works as a mathematics teacher at a middle school in the IDP camp. His sister is a student in the IDP camp while his daughter is still too young to go to school. He used to work as a English teacher. Later on, he stopped working in June 2019 due to his poor health. feels exhausted and he is not able to walk for longer than 30 minutes, or he feels tired. His heartbeat is rapid, he has blue lips and sometimes he feels like he is not able to get enough oxygen. He has no appetite and he is not able to sleep well, worrying over his health condition, the cost of his surgery and his inability to access it. Aung was born with ventricular septal defect, a cardiac condition in which a hole exists between the two lower chambers of the heart. Blood leaks through this hole without first passing through his lungs to obtain oxygen, leaving his sick and short of breath. Aung is scheduled to undergo heart surgery on September 15th to correct his condition and improve his quality of life. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to cover the total cost of Aung's procedure and care. Aung said, "Even if I could go someplace else, I wouldn’t be able to do any hard labour due to my condition. And I can’t go to China because I can only speak a little bit of Chinese.”

89% funded

89%funded
$1,348raised
$152to go

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