Success! Ann from Kenya raised $1,500 to fund mass removal so she can live comfortably.

Ann
$1,500
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$0
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Fully funded
Ann's treatment was fully funded on May 30, 2022.
  • Ann's story
  • Ann's update
February 21, 2022

Photo of Ann post-operation

June 9, 2022

Ann underwent mass removal so she can live pain-free.

Ann had a neck mass that needed urgent surgical attention. Although the tumor is non-cancerous, it was affecting her breathing, feeding, wor...

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Ann's Timeline

  • February 21, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Ann was submitted by Edward Mugane, Senior Impact Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • February 23, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Ann received treatment at AIC Kijabe 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.

  • February 25, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Ann's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 30, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Ann's treatment was fully funded.

  • June 9, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Ann's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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