Duke Global Health

Surgery For Ian

A little boy, named Ian, will soon learn that he will receive a surgery that will completely change his life... And it's because of you! For almost three years, Ian has had no control of his bladder. His condition caused his father to abandon him, his friends to leave him, and ultimately made Ian drop out of school. For years, Ian has been picked on by his peers and rejected by his community. His sweet mother has worked hard selling produce on the side of the road to help fund operations and medications for Ian. However, nothing succeeded. 

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In July 2017, Ian came to the gates of Project Orphans Suubi home covered in urine. He shared his condition with our Co-Founder, Brittany Stokes, and the missions team members who were staying at the house. There wasn't a dry eye in the room as Ian pleaded for someone to love him and help him find help! 

Ian, with his big smile and gentle spirit, has captured the hearts of so many people around the world and together we have worked to raise all the funds needed to cover all his medical expenses, travel and other costs we have incurred or will receive (i.e. passport, visas, x-rays, MRI, etc.). 

Over the next month - Sarah Sanger, our Project Orphans Uganda Director, will work to gather the documents needed to expedite Ian's passport, book airline tickets and make arrangements for Ian to travel with her to Tanzania. Ian's medical care and operation will take place at Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre. Dr. John Bartlett, Director at Duke Global Health Institute, has been a huge key in making this all possible for Ian! 

We will share the news, that the funds have been raised for the operation, with Ian and his mother soon! In addition, we will make sure to keep you updated on Ian's journey and his recovery! Thank you to those listed below who made this all happen. We could not do it without you. 

A Special "Thank You" To Those Listed Below Who Helped Fund Ian's Operation:

  • The Mayben Family
  • The Madison Family
  • Paige Morris
  • Linette Nash
  • Brook Ninowski
  • Misty Proffitt
  • Paulette Rolston
  • Dustin Ross
  • The Smith Family (Curtis and Keira)
  • The Swope Family
  • Zach Tomlinson
  • Aaron and Kathleen Troutman
  • The Wiens Family
  • Evan Willian
  • Camp County Chiropractic
  • Duke Global Health
  • KCMC - Tanzania
  • Paige Knight Anderson
  • Jessecca Bassett 
  • Tanner Boles
  • Jennifer Buchannan
  • James Cheek
  • Haley Dolive
  • Kim Davila
  • Alicia and Tyler Dueck
  • Angela Finch Moore
  • Christine Flores 
  • Alla Fuller
  • Kendra Fulton
  • Mr. and Mrs. Gaylord
  • Kassidy and Chey Harris
  • Laurie Hazen
  • The Hendrix Family
  • John Hollingsworth
  • Jennifer Marshall