Amputate My Leg To Save My Life

Organized by: Daniel Nangode

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EVENT DATE May 27, 2015


Hi folks !!
this 72 - year old papa - Wadja, is at the thresholds of death.A venomous snake bite has caused him 12 years in pain and despair. Spell check. his leg has been utterly punctured and destroyed without any medical attention but treated only with traditional herbs.Oh yeah!! I discovered this man on March 2 at kajaji,a farming village in Togo whiles on a voluntary insecticide distribution exercise with other international students. We met desperate Sarah with a bunch of herbs hurrying to get home.After a brief interaction,she disclosed her grandfather's condition to us.In fact, Moments later when we met him, I got petrified. At a glance,we mobilized some funds by ourselves for his upkeep.Unfortunately,that was all we could do as college students and volunteers.A week on,I interacted with them and arranged him before the nearest standard hospital,approximately 177km away (the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital,Kumasi) to seek medical attention.After conducting examinations on him,the doctors concluded that amputation was required as to prevent further ''Bothrops asper envenomation'' above the knee that will potentially destroy the entire lower part of his body. This coupled with his hypotension will lead to acute renal failure and left untreated will result in his eventual death.He is currently receiving treatment, relying solely on analgesics and antibiotics but even now his condition remains critical and very much awaiting amputation surgery.
Wadja has no one to come to his aid so I took the initiative to help him raise funds. Therefore we are counting on you (the crowd --a good you) to help with his surgery cost. Food and water supply has constantly been a problem since,no one comes around to render such services. He seldom baths and wash due to the distant proximity of the only source of water in the village.He has been a total neglect to his neighbors and said he sometimes contemplates suicide.
Right now we gathering donations from friends and acquaintances and wish to extend that to you on crowdrise life.If you wish to support him through this crowdrise platform,no matter how big or small,it all counts.He will be more than glad for your support.All your contributions in summation will help pay his by SalePlus">medical bills.
Thanks a bunch for your contributions !!
We will constantly keep you updated as he goes through the amputation surgery.



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