Success! Anthony from Bolivia raised $1,500 to fund heart surgery.

Anthony
$1,500
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Anthony's treatment was fully funded on January 12, 2024.
  • Anthony's story
  • Anthony's update
October 11, 2023

Photo of Anthony post-operation

January 31, 2024

Anthony underwent his heart surgery.

During surgery, the hole in Anthony's heart was closed with a patch, and the muscular blockage in his heart was removed by the surgical team...

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Anthony's Timeline

  • October 11, 2023
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Anthony was submitted by Owen Robinson, Executive Director at International Cardiac Alliance.

  • October 12, 2023
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Anthony received treatment at Hospital del Niño Dr. Ovidio Aliaga Uría in Bolivia. 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 18, 2023
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Anthony's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 12, 2024
    FULLY FUNDED

    Anthony's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 31, 2024
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Anthony's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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