Success! Patrick from Tanzania raised $747 to fund a skin graft procedure to heal his burn wound.

Patrick
$747
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Fully funded
Patrick's treatment was fully funded on October 13, 2022.
  • Patrick's story
  • Patrick's update
August 28, 2022
December 20, 2022

Patrick underwent a skin graft procedure to heal his burn wound.

Patrick had a successful surgery. Following his skin graft procedure, he was scheduled for a wound care routine to ensure good healing. His ...

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Patrick's Timeline

  • August 28, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • August 29, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Patrick received treatment at Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre (ALMC) in Tanzania. 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.

  • August 29, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Patrick's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 13, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Patrick's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 20, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Patrick's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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