Success! Salim from Kenya raised $748 to fund a hearing treatment and a hearing device.

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Fully funded
Salim's treatment was fully funded on May 5, 2021.
  • Salim's story
  • Salim's update
March 22, 2021

Photo of Salim post-operation

April 19, 2021

Salim underwent hearing treatment and fitting of his new hearing device.

Salim's fitting was successful and his hearing was enhanced to the point of easy communication. Upon gaining his hearing back, Salim could n...

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Salim's Timeline

  • March 22, 2021

    Salim was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, SAFE Senior Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • March 23, 2021

    Salim received treatment at AIC Kijabe 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.

  • March 24, 2021

    Salim's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 19, 2021

    Salim's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • May 5, 2021

    Salim's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 22 donors

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