Jonah from Kenya raised $1,500 to fund burn contracture surgery so he can use his left hand.

Jonah
$1,500
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Jonah's treatment was fully funded on January 15, 2024.
  • Jonah's story
  • Jonah's update
October 1, 2023
June 9, 2024

Jonah has not yet undergone surgery.

Our medical partner shared that Jonah's family has postponed his treatment. They are continuing to reach out to his family and hope he will ...

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Jonah's Timeline

  • October 1, 2023
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • October 2, 2023
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Jonah was scheduled to receive 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.

  • October 9, 2023
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Jonah's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 9, 2024
    FUNDING ENDED

    Jonah is no longer raising funds.

  • June 9, 2024
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Jonah's treatment did not happen. Read the update.

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