Meet Taufic; he’s a lively 14-year-boy from Uganda. Taufic lives with his parents, his five siblings, and his six cousins at their home. Both his parents are business people - his mother sells coffee and his father raises and sells goats.
Taufic first developed pain and then a sore in his leg. He loves playing football and would tie a cloth on the wound, and still play football, to deal with the sore. As his wound became bigger, his parents were concerned and took him to a local facility where he was given some tablets. Even with the medication, the wound continued to get worse.
His parents have brought him to more than five other health facilities, and still Taufic has not healed.
His parents recently learned about the orthopedic surgeons with our medical partner, The Kellermann Foundation, and brought him in for a consultation. Doctors have suggested that he get an operation to help fix his osteomyelitis, a bone infection that causes sores.
With $735, Taufic will have the infected and dead tissue removed. He will also be given medication to heal him and prevent further flare ups. Taufic misses football and looks forward to the time when he can go back to the football field and play on his school’s team. “I would like to get healed and play soccer again, my dream is to be a lawyer but still a very skilled football player,” Taufic shares.