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Success! Ofelio from Guatemala raised $1,166 to fund a prosthetic leg.

Ofelio
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  • $1,166 raised, $0 to go
$1,166
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Ofelio's treatment was fully funded on January 8, 2018.

Photo of Ofelio post-operation

August 15, 2017

Ofelio received a prosthetic leg.

Ofelio has received a prosthetic made just for him. He is extraordinarily happy and is already walking again.

Ofelio says, “My wife and I are so grateful for this great help you have given us. I am so happy because I will walk without crutches. In my heart there is so much gratitude. Thank you so much, may God bless you.”

Ofelio has received a prosthetic made just for him. He is extraordinarily happy and is already walking again. Ofelio says, “My wife and I...

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July 18, 2017

Ofelio is a 54-year-old man from Guatemala. He lives with his family in Guatemala’s rural highlands.

Six years ago, while working as a construction worker, Ofelio lost his leg after an accident with a woodcutter. As a result, he’s had trouble finding a stable source of income to support his family.

On July 19, Ofelio will be fitted for a custom prosthetic leg at our medical partner’s care center, Hospital Regional de Zacapa. Our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq, is asking for $1,166 to cover the cost of Ofelio’s prosthetic. With his prosthetic leg, Ofelio will be able to walk comfortably and search for a new job.

“I am happy to be able to walk again,” says Ofelio. “Thank you for the support!”

Ofelio is a 54-year-old man from Guatemala. He lives with his family in Guatemala's rural highlands. Six years ago, while working as a co...

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Ofelio's Timeline

  • July 18, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Ofelio was submitted by Hannah Shryer, Complex Care Coordinator/Research Intern at Wuqu’ Kawoq.

  • July 19, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Ofelio received treatment at ROMP - Hospital Regional de Zacapa in Guatemala. 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 9, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Ofelio's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 15, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Ofelio's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • January 8, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Ofelio's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 21 donors

Funded by 21 donors

Treatment
Prosthetic - Molded
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,166 for Ofelio's treatment
Hospital Fees
$0
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$0
Supplies
$777
Travel
$267
Other
$122

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Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Zaw

Zaw lives with his mother, two sisters, two nephews, and two nieces in Mon State in Burma. His mother is retired, and his youngest niece and nephew go to school. His niece works as a betel nut cutter with his two sisters, while his nephew works as a day laborer. Zaw cannot work right now due to the pain in his foot. In his free time, he enjoys praying to Buddha and watching movies, which also helps him feel better. Around the end of September, Zaw developed pain in his left foot. A few weeks later, three of his toes turned black. Eventually, all of his toes, and his forefoot turned black too. When he went to Mawlamyine Christian Leprosy Hospital (MCLH) a couple weeks ago, he was diagnosed with gangrene and was admitted to the hospital straight away. At first the doctor tried to treat him with oral medication, injections and physiotherapy exercises to increase the blood supply in his left foot. When this did not work, Zaw was told that the best option is to amputate his foot. Unable to pay for surgery, the doctor referred him to our partner Burma Children Medical Fund for assistance accessing further treatment. Currently, Zaw is in a lot of pain. His left forefoot is black and swollen. As the pain is worse at night, he cannot sleep properly. He also has difficulty sleeping because he is worried about his foot and their financial situation. "Once I have recovered from surgery and I have received a prosthetic foot, I want to support my family and become a taxi driver," he said. "Thank you so much to the donors for supporting me. Every day I pray for them."

62% funded

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