Success! Abraham from Tanzania raised $1,035 to fund an amputation.

Abraham
$1,035
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Abraham's treatment was fully funded on September 8, 2018.
  • Abraham's story
  • Abraham's update
July 11, 2018

Photo of Abraham post-operation

August 8, 2018

Abraham underwent an amputation.

Surgery was successful. Soon, he will receive a prosthesis, which will allow him to walk without difficulty and be able to continue with sch...

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Abraham's Timeline

  • July 11, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • July 12, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Abraham received treatment at Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre (ALMC) in Tanzania. 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.

  • July 12, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Abraham's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 8, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Abraham's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • September 8, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Abraham's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 38 donors

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