Success! David from Guatemala raised $552 to fund prescription eyeglasses.

David
$552
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Fully funded
David's treatment was fully funded on January 8, 2018.
  • David's story
  • David's update
June 8, 2017

Photo of David post-operation

September 19, 2017

David received prescription eyeglasses.

With the aid of Watsi funding, David has received glasses to correct his vision. He no longer experiences problems with his eyesight, and do...

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David's Timeline

  • June 8, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    David was submitted by Hannah Shryer, Complex Care Coordinator/Research Intern at Wuqu’ Kawoq.

  • June 9, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    David received treatment at Intituto Panamericano in Guatemala. 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 19, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    David's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 19, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    David's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • January 8, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    David's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 12 donors

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