Success! Carolyne from Kenya raised $968 to fix a fracture in her hand.

Carolyne
$968
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Fully funded
Carolyne's treatment was fully funded on February 3, 2020.
  • Carolyne's story
  • Carolyne's update
September 27, 2019

Photo of Carolyne post-operation

November 10, 2019

Carolyne to fix a fracture in her hand.

After suffering wrist joint injury left hand four months ago, Carolyne finally underwent a successful ORIF Left distal radius fracture with ...

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Carolyne's Timeline

  • September 27, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • October 4, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Carolyne 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.

  • October 5, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Carolyne's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 10, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Carolyne's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • February 3, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Carolyne's treatment was fully funded.

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