Success! Steph from Burma raised $914 to fund an appendectomy.

Steph
$914
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$0
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Fully funded
Steph's treatment was fully funded on August 12, 2022.
  • Steph's story
  • Steph's update
February 6, 2022

Photo of Steph post-operation

August 31, 2022

Steph underwent an appendectomy.

Since his surgery Steph feels so much better and no longer experiences pain in the right side of his abdomen. His jaundice and nauseousness ...

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Steph's Timeline

  • February 6, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Steph was submitted by Bue Wah Say, Project Officer at Burma Children Medical Fund.

  • February 7, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Steph received treatment at KBC Hospital in Burma. 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 7, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Steph's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 12, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Steph's treatment was fully funded.

  • August 31, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Steph's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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