Puspa from Nepal raised $270 to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Puspa
$270
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Puspa's treatment was fully funded on November 24, 2015.
  • Puspa's story
  • Puspa's update
October 29, 2015
December 16, 2015

Puspa passed away unexpectedly during treatment.

We are deeply saddened to report Puspa's passing, which occurred during his treatment. While undergoing surgery for his pulmonary disease, P...

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Puspa's Timeline

  • October 29, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Puspa was submitted by Subeksha Poudel, Crowdfunding Associate at Possible.

  • October 29, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Puspa received treatment. 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.

  • November 20, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Puspa's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 24, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Puspa's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 16, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Puspa. Read the update.

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