Success! Gabriel from Kenya raised $1,500 to fund a sequestrectomy so he can use his arm again.

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Gabriel's treatment was fully funded on January 26, 2021.
  • Gabriel's story
  • Gabriel's update
November 30, 2020

Photo of Gabriel post-operation

January 29, 2021

Gabriel underwent a sequestrectomy so he can use his arm again.

Standing tall, Gabriel could not hide his joy after undergoing sequestrectomy of his left distal humerus. He had chronic osteomyelitis of th...

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Gabriel's Timeline

  • November 30, 2020

    Gabriel was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare.

  • December 1, 2020

    Gabriel's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 3, 2020

    Gabriel 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.

  • January 26, 2021

    Gabriel's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 29, 2021

    Gabriel's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 53 donors

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