Surgery Appeals

At Delight, we exist mainly to make life-saving surgical assistance accessible to the most vulnerable children from rural Uganda.

Every $5,000 Provides Life-Saving Surgery for Vulnerable Children

Each year, we receive hundreds of requests from desperate families with infants who have been diagnosed with life-threatening congenital or acquired disorders. Delight relies on kind contributions from generous people like you to save the lives of these children.

Thanks to partnerships DCHRI has established with children's hospitals worldwide, the cost of these life-saving medical procedures are always below market prices. On average, uncomplicated surgeries average about $5,000 per each child, split between direct surgical costs ($3,000) and logistical and post-operation costs (also $2,000).

Sponsorship opportunities start at $10, and all online donations are processed securely via PayPal and bank transfer. The donation process is as follows:

You Sponsor a Child

When you choose to sponsor a specific child, we try and make sure your contribution goes towards saving that child's life. Any extra funds we receive are used to saving the lives of other needy children.

We Deliver the Surgery

Once we have the funds required, the relevant medical procedure is performed at the earliest possible opportunity. The child also receives post-surgery support to facilitate complete recovery.

We Keep You Updated

You may opt into our regular child-specifc updates on recovery progress. Donors may also correspond directly with the child's family or even ask us to arrange an individual or group visit.

Please browse the profiles of children who urgently need life-saving surgery and choose a sponsorship amount.

Delight Children's Rights Initiative Surgery Patients

Bridget, 19 months

Bridget Mwebesa was diagnosed with a congenital heart shortly after birth. She has been booked for surgery at Narayana Hrudayalaya Hospital in India.

  Cost of Surgery: $14,800
Hospital Location: India

Sponsor Bridget Request Medical Information
Delight Children's Rights Initiative Surgery Patients

Joanna, 6 years

Joanna M. was diagnosed with Wilm's tumor and has been undergoing testing and treatment since September, 2017. She has been indicated for a kidney transplant.

  Cost of Transplant: $45,600
Hospital Location: India

Sponsor Joanna Request Medical Information
Delight Children's Rights Initiative Surgery Patients

Vianney, 14 months

Vianney was diagnosed with a large Ventricle Septal Defect (VSD) in infancy. He will be having surgry in Israel. He is an extremely lively child and loves dancing.

  Cost of Surgery: $8,700
Hospital Location: Israel

Sponsor Vianney Request Medical Information
Delight Children's Rights Initiative Surgery Patients

Boniface, 3 years

Boniface Emochu was diagnosed with advanced inguinal hernia. He has been booked for surgery at Narayana Hrudayalaya Hospital in India.

  Cost of Surgery: $13,400
Hospital Location: India

Sponsor Boniface Request Medical Information
Delight Children's Rights Initiative Surgery Patients

Gladys, 5 months

Gladys was diagnosed with infantile hypertrophic pyloric stenosis in October. She is slated to receive surgery at Nairobi Hospital in Kenya.

  Cost of Surgery: $2,700
Hospital Location: Kenya

Sponsor Gladys Request Medical Information
Delight Children's Rights Initiative Surgery Patients

Alex, 9 months

Playful Alex Ssenfuma was diagnosed with congenital heart disease at 6 months after failing to gain normal weight. He's slated to receive cardiac surgery in India.

  Cost of Surgery: $14,800
Hospital Location: India

Sponsor Alex Request Medical Information
Delight Children's Rights Initiative Surgery Patients

Doreen, 18 months

Doreen Magoba was diagnosed with congenital cataracts and two other serious congenital disorders. He will receive cataract removal surgery in India.

  Cost of Surgery: $1,900
Hospital Location: India

Sponsor Doreen Request Medical Information
Delight Children's Rights Initiative Surgery Patients

Barbara, 6 years

Barbara Ayebare needs to receive catheterization and surgical repair in Israel where her first surgery was performed. She also has William's syndrome.

  Cost of Treatment: $1,700
Hospital Location: Israel

Sponsor Barbara Request Medical Information
Delight Children's Rights Initiative Surgery Patients

Pauline, 4 years

Pauline Chelimo was diagnosed with congenital heart disease when she was aged two-and-a-half. She is slated to receive surgery in India.

  Cost of Surgery: $5,200
Hospital Location: India

Sponsor Pauline Request Medical Information

You may also contribute to a vulnerable child's surgery and recovery by signing up for our upcoming Rwenzori Hike in March or August, 2018. Please email our Giving Office at giving@dchri.org to reserve your slot. For information on our other programmatic interventions, please call our information desk on +256-392-176504, or view our publications using the link below.

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*Amounts stated above include the cost of surgical procedure, transportation and upkeep for both the child and one caregiver to and from the hospital.
**In cases where our partner hospitals have waived the cost of surgery, the amounts indicated include cost of transportation and upkeep for both the child and one caregiver to and from the hospital.