Grandpa from Kenya raised $1,286 to fund treatment to heal his lower leg condition.

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Grandpa's treatment was fully funded on October 7, 2023.
  • Grandpa's story
  • Grandpa's update
June 29, 2023
October 9, 2023

Grandpa did not yet undergo treatment.

Unfortunately, Grandpa's family did not return for admission to the hospital. The team is working to contact them and overcome any barriers ...

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Grandpa's Timeline

  • June 29, 2023

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

  • July 5, 2023

    Grandpa's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 12, 2023

    Grandpa was scheduled to receive treatment at AIC Cure International 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

    Grandpa is no longer raising funds.

  • October 9, 2023

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

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