Kimberly from Bolivia raised $1,500 to fund surgery to heal her heart condition.

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Kimberly's treatment was fully funded on April 3, 2023.
  • Kimberly's story
  • Kimberly's update
December 31, 2022
April 18, 2023

Kimberly underwent surgery but her family was able to raise other funds for her care.

Although Kimberly was scheduled for surgery at the children's hospital in La Paz, her family ultimately decided to travel across the border ...

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Kimberly's Timeline

  • December 31, 2022

    Kimberly was submitted by Owen Robinson, Executive Director at International Cardiac Alliance.

  • January 19, 2023

    Kimberly was scheduled to receive treatment at Hospital del Niño Dr. Ovidio Aliaga Uría in Bolivia. 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.

  • January 20, 2023

    Kimberly's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 18, 2023

    Kimberly is no longer raising funds.

  • April 18, 2023

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

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