Caroline is a hard working 26 year old from Kenya who needs $657 to fund a thyroidectomy.

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Caroline's story

February 24, 2023

Caroline's Timeline

  • February 24, 2023

    Caroline was submitted by Beatrice Njoroge, Curative Medical Support Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • March 2, 2023

    Caroline was scheduled to receive treatment at Nazareth 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.

  • March 9, 2023

    Caroline's profile was published to start raising funds.


    Caroline is currently raising funds for her treatment.

  • TBD

    Awaiting Caroline's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

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