Success! Samuel from Kenya raised $1,500 to fund fracture repair surgery so he can walk and work again.

Samuel
$1,500
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Samuel's treatment was fully funded on October 6, 2021.
  • Samuel's story
  • Samuel's update
June 7, 2021

Photo of Samuel post-operation

July 29, 2021

Samuel underwent fracture repair surgery so he can walk and work again.

Samuel underwent a successful surgery for his left ankle fracture that was compromising his mobility after being involved in an accident. He...

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Samuel's Timeline

  • June 7, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • June 10, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Samuel 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.

  • June 10, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Samuel's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 29, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Samuel's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • October 6, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Samuel's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 42 donors

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$832raised
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