Success! Gladys from Kenya raised $1,089 to fund skin grafting and debridement on her left leg to heal an infected wound.

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Gladys's treatment was fully funded on July 26, 2023.
  • Gladys's story
  • Gladys's update
February 8, 2023

Photo of Gladys post-operation

August 1, 2023

Gladys underwent skin grafting and debridement on her left leg to heal an infected wound.

Gladys's journey to recovery involved two debridements and daily dressing changes in the hospital ward, followed by a successful skin graft ...

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Gladys's Timeline

  • February 8, 2023

    Gladys was submitted by Ruth Kanyeria, SAFE Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • February 9, 2023

    Gladys received treatment at AIC Kapsowar 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.

  • February 13, 2023

    Gladys's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 26, 2023

    Gladys's treatment was fully funded.

  • August 1, 2023

    Gladys's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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