Success! Leonard from Kenya raised $1,247 to fund surgery to repair a fractured leg so he can walk and work again.

Leonard
$1,247
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Leonard's treatment was fully funded on March 26, 2024.
  • Leonard's story
  • Leonard's update
September 30, 2023
April 1, 2024

Leonard underwent surgery to repair a fractured leg so he can walk and work again.

Leonard progressed well post-surgery and was discharged in good health. Leonard said, “I am grateful for the support offered. I look for...

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Leonard's Timeline

  • September 30, 2023
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • October 5, 2023
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Leonard received treatment at AIC Kapsowar 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.

  • October 9, 2023
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Leonard's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 26, 2024
    FULLY FUNDED

    Leonard's treatment was fully funded.

  • April 1, 2024
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Leonard's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 37 donors

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