Success! Solomon from Tanzania raised $880 to fund corrective leg surgery so he can walk again.

Solomon
$880
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$0
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Fully funded
Solomon's treatment was fully funded on December 31, 2022.
  • Solomon's story
  • Solomon's update
August 3, 2022

Photo of Solomon post-operation

January 9, 2023

Solomon underwent corrective leg surgery so he can walk again.

Solomon had a successful surgery that helped correct his leg which made activities like walking difficult and painful for him, which led to ...

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Solomon's Timeline

  • August 3, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Solomon was submitted by Edward Mugane, Senior Impact Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • August 4, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Solomon 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.

  • August 4, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Solomon's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 31, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Solomon's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 9, 2023
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Solomon's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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