Medjine from Haiti raised $1,500 to fund diagnostic testing.

Medjine
$1,500
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Medjine's treatment was fully funded on January 7, 2019.
  • Medjine's story
  • Medjine's update
November 26, 2018
March 6, 2019

Medjine did not receive treatment as expected.

Medjine has experienced a number of non-cardiac health issues that make it especially risky to perform the catheterization at this time. For...

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Medjine's Timeline

  • November 26, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Medjine was submitted by Owen Robinson, Executive Director at International Cardiac Alliance.

  • November 28, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Medjine's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 14, 2018
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Medjine was scheduled to receive treatment at Clinica Corominas in Dominican Republic. 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.

  • March 6, 2019
    FUNDING ENDED

    Medjine is no longer raising funds.

  • March 6, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

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

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