Loy from Uganda raised $307 to fund treatment for peritonitis.

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Loy's treatment was fully funded on June 8, 2017.
  • Loy's story
  • Loy's update
May 19, 2017
July 24, 2017

Loy did not need treatment as expected.

Doctors had been afraid that Loy had a perforated abdomen, but after several tests and days in the hospital, it appears that is not the case...

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Loy's Timeline

  • May 19, 2017

    Loy was submitted by Sheila Hosner at The Kellermann Foundation.

  • May 20, 2017

    Loy was scheduled to receive treatment at Bwindi Community Hospital in Uganda. 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.

  • June 6, 2017

    Loy's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 24, 2017

    Loy is no longer raising funds.

  • July 24, 2017

    Loy's treatment did not happen. Read the update.

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