Success! John from Kenya raised $998 to fund fracture repair surgery.

John
$998
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Fully funded
John's treatment was fully funded on September 19, 2019.
  • John's story
  • John's update
July 1, 2019

Photo of John post-operation

August 4, 2019

John underwent fracture repair surgery.

John underwent successful treatment and was very happy. Soon he will be able to use his leg and be able to look for a job....

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John's Timeline

  • July 1, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • July 2, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    John received treatment at Nazareth 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.

  • July 6, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    John's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 4, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    John's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • September 19, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    John's treatment was fully funded.

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