Success! Leonardo from Bolivia raised $1,500 to fund heart surgery.

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Fully funded
Leonardo's treatment was fully funded on September 29, 2023.
  • Leonardo's story
  • Leonardo's update
June 20, 2023

Photo of Leonardo post-operation

October 5, 2023

Leonardo underwent heart surgery.

During surgery, doctors were able to reconnect Leonardo's blood vessels to his heart at the proper locations. Blood can now flow normally th...

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Leonardo's Timeline

  • June 20, 2023

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

  • June 21, 2023

    Leonardo received 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.

  • June 30, 2023

    Leonardo's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 29, 2023

    Leonardo's treatment was fully funded.

  • October 5, 2023

    Leonardo's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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