Success! Kennedy from Kenya raised $1,049 to fund surgery to repair his broken leg.

Kennedy
$1,049
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Kennedy's treatment was fully funded on January 12, 2024.
  • Kennedy's story
  • Kennedy's update
June 27, 2023

Photo of Kennedy post-operation

February 3, 2024

Kennedy underwent surgery to repair his broken leg.

Kennedy received the treatment he needed for his leg, and it was a success. He's recovering nicely, and because of his determination to get ...

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Kennedy's Timeline

  • June 27, 2023
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • July 3, 2023
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Kennedy received treatment at Nazareth 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.

  • July 5, 2023
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Kennedy's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 12, 2024
    FULLY FUNDED

    Kennedy's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 3, 2024
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Kennedy's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 23 donors

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