Francis from the Philippines raised $58 to fund a cleft lip surgery.

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Francis's treatment was fully funded on June 20, 2017.
  • Francis's story
  • Francis's update
May 22, 2017
August 21, 2017

Francis did not receive treatment as expected.

Unfortunately, Francis was not cleared for surgery because his weight is low. He is being monitored and will undergo surgery once he gains m...

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Francis's Timeline

  • May 22, 2017

    Francis was submitted by Krishiel Ferenal, National Health Officer at International Care Ministries.

  • May 24, 2017

    Francis was scheduled to receive treatment at Mindanao Medical Center Inc. in Philippines. 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.

  • June 2, 2017

    Francis's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 21, 2017

    Francis is no longer raising funds.

  • August 21, 2017

    Francis's treatment did not happen. Read the update.

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