Shantel is a 7-year-old girl from Kenya who needs $679 to fund fracture repair surgery on her arm.

Shantel
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Shantel's story

March 12, 2024

Shantel's Timeline

  • March 12, 2024
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Shantel was submitted by SAFE Program Admin, SAFE Program Admin at African Mission Healthcare.

  • March 13, 2024
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Shantel was scheduled to receive treatment at AIC Kapsowar 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.

  • March 13, 2024
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Shantel's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Shantel is currently raising funds for her treatment.

  • TBD
    UPDATE IN PROGRESS

    Shantel's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare is in progress.

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