Success! Beatrice from Malawi raised $1,015 to fund a thyroidectomy.

Beatrice
$1,015
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$0
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Fully funded
Beatrice's treatment was fully funded on May 9, 2023.
  • Beatrice's story
  • Beatrice's update
January 30, 2023

Photo of Beatrice post-operation

May 22, 2023

Beatrice underwent a life-changing thyroidectomy.

Beatrice had a successful surgery in which the doctors removed her thyroid gland as a treatment for goiter that was disturbing her everyday ...

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Beatrice's Timeline

  • January 30, 2023
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Beatrice was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, SAFE Senior Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • February 2, 2023
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Beatrice received treatment at Partners in Hope Medical Center in Malawi. 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.

  • February 13, 2023
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Beatrice's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 9, 2023
    FULLY FUNDED

    Beatrice's treatment was fully funded.

  • May 22, 2023
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Beatrice's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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