Success! Josephine from Kenya raised $1,500 to fund a sequestrectomy.

Josephine
$1,500
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Josephine's treatment was fully funded on November 8, 2023.
  • Josephine's story
  • Josephine's update
April 13, 2023

Photo of Josephine post-operation

November 16, 2023

Josephine underwent a sequestrectomy and is soon to be back on the move and chasing her dreams.

Josephine had a large mid-diaphyseal sequestrum, which meant that her femur bone was infected. She was unable to use her right leg to walk b...

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Josephine's Timeline

  • April 13, 2023
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Josephine was submitted by SAFE Program Admin, SAFE Program Admin at African Mission Healthcare.

  • April 20, 2023
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Josephine received treatment at AIC Kijabe Hospital in Kenya. 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.

  • April 24, 2023
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Josephine's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 8, 2023
    FULLY FUNDED

    Josephine's treatment was fully funded.

  • November 16, 2023
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Josephine's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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$35raised
$658to go