Success! Mary from Uganda raised $137 to fund surgery to remove a painful mass.

Mary
$137
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Mary's treatment was fully funded on December 4, 2023.
  • Mary's story
  • Mary's update
September 19, 2023

Photo of Mary post-operation

December 18, 2023

Mary underwent surgery to remove a painful mass.

Mary's surgery relieved her from her pain and she is happy to return to her usual activities! Mary says, “I want to thank you for everyth...

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Mary's Timeline

  • September 19, 2023
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • September 20, 2023
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Mary received treatment at Karoli Lwanga Hospital, Nyakibale 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.

  • September 21, 2023
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Mary's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 4, 2023
    FULLY FUNDED

    Mary's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 18, 2023
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Mary's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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