Shedrack is a 6-year-old kindergarten student from Tanzania who needs $874 to fund burn contracture release surgery.

Shedrack
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Shedrack's story

March 6, 2024

Shedrack's Timeline

  • March 6, 2024
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Shedrack was submitted by SAFE Program Admin, SAFE Program Admin at African Mission Healthcare.

  • March 7, 2024
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Shedrack received treatment at Kafika House 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.

  • March 8, 2024
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Shedrack's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 21, 2024
    UPDATE IN PROGRESS

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

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Shedrack is currently raising funds for his treatment.

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