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Success! Taufic from Uganda raised $735 to treat a bone infection.

Taufic
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$735
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Fully funded
Taufic's treatment was fully funded on May 25, 2016.

Photo of Taufic post-operation

June 1, 2016

Taufic received surgery to treat his bone infection.

Taufic’s osteomyelitis was causing him pain, and hindered his ability to enjoy daily activities. Now, he can once again do the things that he loves. Taufic enjoys school, particularly English, but after healing he is especially looking forward to playing soccer with his school team again.

“I would like to thank the doctors for coming to help my child, but most of all I would like to thank the people contributing to pay the hospital bills,” shared Taufic’s mother.

Taufic's osteomyelitis was causing him pain, and hindered his ability to enjoy daily activities. Now, he can once again do the things that h...

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May 7, 2016

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.

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. Bot...

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Taufic's Timeline

  • May 7, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Taufic was submitted by Barnabas Oyesiga, Communications Officer at The Kellermann Foundation, our medical partner in Uganda.

  • May 08, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Taufic received treatment at Bwindi Community Hospital. 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.

  • May 25, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Taufic's treatment was fully funded.

  • June 01, 2016
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Taufic's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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