Success! Milka from Kenya raised $1,110 to fund a mastectomy to prevent her cancer from spreading.

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Milka's treatment was fully funded on March 26, 2023.
  • Milka's story
  • Milka's update
November 4, 2022

Photo of Milka post-operation

April 18, 2023

Milka underwent a mastectomy to prevent her cancer from spreading.

Milka had a successful surgery that helped to remove the infected cells, aiming at stopping any cancer from spreading. It is expected that h...

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Milka's Timeline

  • November 4, 2022

    Milka was submitted by Ruth Kanyeria, SAFE Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • November 9, 2022

    Milka 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.

  • November 9, 2022

    Milka's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 26, 2023

    Milka's treatment was fully funded.

  • April 18, 2023

    Milka's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 28 donors

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