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Josephin from Tanzania raised $975 to fund corrective surgery.

Josephin
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  • $975 raised, $0 to go
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Fully funded
Josephin's treatment was fully funded on November 29, 2016.

Photo of Josephin post-operation

March 9, 2017

Josephin did not complete treatment as expected.

Since 2014, Josephin has been receiving treatment for an abnormal bowel condition. She underwent several surgeries and was scheduled for her final colostomy closure in January of this year. Unfortunately, she and her family did not return for surgery, and our medical partner has been unable to contact them. If they do return to the hospital, Josephin will be re-eligible for Watsi funding.

Since 2014, Josephin has been receiving treatment for an abnormal bowel condition. She underwent several surgeries and was scheduled for her...

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October 31, 2016

Josephin is a two-year-old girl from western Tanzania. She was born with an uncomfortable condition in a sensitive area. The family traveled seven hours to reach our medical partner’s hospital, Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre.

On October 31, 2016, Josephin underwent corrective surgery. This surgery should restore function to her digestive system. Now, her family needs help to fund this $975 procedure.

Josephin is a two-year-old girl from western Tanzania. She was born with an uncomfortable condition in a sensitive area. The family traveled...

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Josephin's Timeline

  • October 31, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Josephin was submitted by Robert Kariuki, Process Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • October 31, 2016
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Josephin was scheduled to receive 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.

  • November 11, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Josephin's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 29, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Josephin's treatment was fully funded.

  • March 9, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Josephin's treatment was started but not completed. Read the update.

Funded by 28 donors

Funded by 28 donors

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