Success! Beatrice from Kenya raised $1,151 to fund spina bifida closure surgery.

Beatrice
$1,151
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Beatrice's treatment was fully funded on September 19, 2023.
  • Beatrice's story
  • Beatrice's update
March 7, 2023

Photo of Beatrice post-operation

October 9, 2023

Beatrice underwent life-saving spina bifida surgery and is healing well.

Beatrice was admitted to the hospital after her surgery to be closely monitored while she recovers. While in the hospital, her mother was in...

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Beatrice's Timeline

  • March 7, 2023
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Beatrice was submitted by Ruth Kanyeria, SAFE Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • March 16, 2023
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Beatrice's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 29, 2023
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Beatrice received treatment at BethanyKids Kijabe Hospital (BKKH) 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.

  • September 19, 2023
    FULLY FUNDED

    Beatrice's treatment was fully funded.

  • October 9, 2023
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Beatrice's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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$690raised
$184to go