Wishes is a 5-year-old student from Malawi who needs $421 to fund hernia repair surgery.

Wishes
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Wishes's story

February 12, 2024

Wishes's Timeline

  • February 12, 2024
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • February 13, 2024
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Wishes was scheduled to receive treatment at Nkhoma Hospital in Malawi. 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 16, 2024
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Wishes's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Wishes is currently raising funds for her treatment.

  • TBD
    UPDATE IN PROGRESS

    Wishes's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare is in progress.

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