Kaleb from Bolivia raised $1,500 to fund heart surgery.

Kaleb
$1,500
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Kaleb's treatment was fully funded on December 1, 2023.
  • Kaleb's story
  • Kaleb's update
September 13, 2023
December 1, 2023

Kaleb was not able to undergo heart surgery.

Our medical partner shared that Kaleb suffered from a series of other health problems after his first surgery to heal his heart last year. T...

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Kaleb's Timeline

  • September 13, 2023
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • September 14, 2023
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Kaleb was scheduled to receive treatment at Hospital del Niño Dr. Ovidio Aliaga Uría in Bolivia. 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.

  • September 21, 2023
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Kaleb's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 1, 2023
    FUNDING ENDED

    Kaleb is no longer raising funds.

  • December 1, 2023
    TREATMENT UPDATE

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

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$1,170raised
$329to go