Success! Renatus from Tanzania raised $935 to fund clubfoot repair on both feet so he can walk and play.

Renatus
$935
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Renatus's treatment was fully funded on February 12, 2024.

Renatus's story

August 1, 2023

Renatus's Timeline

  • August 1, 2023
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • August 2, 2023
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Renatus 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.

  • August 14, 2023
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Renatus's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 12, 2024
    FULLY FUNDED

    Renatus's treatment was fully funded.

  • TODAY
    UPDATE IN PROGRESS

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

Funded by 22 donors

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