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Thomas is a joyful and bright 9-year-old from Kenya who needs $1,224 to fund mobility-restoring leg surgery so he can chase his big dreams.

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March 22, 2022

We met Thomas, a 9-year-old jovial and social boy at Cure Hospital’s Nyeri satellite clinic. He is the second born in a family of four children. His family hails from a village in Muranga County. Thomas is a third grade student and a very bright boy who aspires to be a pilot in the future. His mother is a small business lady while his father is a mason. Thomas lives with his grandmother.

Thomas was born healthy, however at the age of three his grandmother noted an unusual bowing of his legs. He was taken to a hospital in Muranga, however, the condition has never improved and instead has continued to worsen.

Fortunately our medical partner can help. Thomas is now scheduled to undergo surgery to heal his condition. The treatment will be impactful to him because he will be able to walk and play more easily. The severe pain he has been experiencing from straining when walking will be alleviated and he will be able to continue with his studies uninterrupted. We can’t wait to see him flying in the skies one day!

“I would request the hospital to help me undergo surgery so that my legs can be corrected and I can continue with my education,” Thomas expressed.

We met Thomas, a 9-year-old jovial and social boy at Cure Hospital's Nyeri satellite clinic. He is the second born in a family of four child...

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Thomas's Timeline

  • March 22, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Thomas was submitted by Beatrice Njoroge, Curative Medical Support Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • April 12, 2022
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Thomas was scheduled to receive treatment at AIC Cure International Hospital in Kenya. 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.

  • April 12, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Thomas's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Thomas is currently raising funds for his treatment.

  • TBD
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Thomas's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

Funded by 32 donors

Funded by 32 donors

Treatment
Angular Deformity Correction
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,224 for Thomas's treatment
Hospital Fees
$242
Medical Staff
$313
Medication
$179
Supplies
$347
Labs
$37
Radiology
$47
Other
$59

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Ko

Ko Kyaw lives with his wife and two daughters in the border region of Tak Province in Thailand. He is a homemaker while his wife works as a day laborer. He plans to send his older daughter to a Thai school in the new school year, but his younger daughter is still too young to go to school. In early 2021, Kyaw was still living in his village in Myawaddy Township in Burma but it has been a very challenging time for his community ever since the military coup. He and his wife were injured in an emergency involving the local soldiers who came to their area. Luckily other villagers came to their rescue and Kyaw was treated for fractures on both his upper and lower leg, where a metal rod was inserted to help him heal. Now the bone in his thigh is misshapen and doctors have diagnosed osteomyelitis (infected bone). His doctor told him that in order to heal, he would need to have the metal rods replaced in both his upper and lower leg. Currently, Kyaw’s left leg is in a lot of pain. He can only bend his leg slightly and needs to use crutches to get around. With his leg in pain, Ko Kyaw spends most of his time helping out with household chores he can do and teaching his oldest daughter how to read and write in Burmese. He feels frustrated that since his leg was broken, he cannot support his family. Our medical partner Burma Children Medical Fund is helping to pay the cost of his treatment and is raising $1500 to cover his surgery, which will take place on May 10th. “I feel upset that I cannot support my family as the head of the house,” he said. “We only have my wife’s income. We do not have our own house to live in. I want to say a lot of things but I cannot express what I want to say. I never thought that I would lose my house, my possessions and that my leg would be in pain.”

67% funded

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$1,010raised
$490to go

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