Success! Raphail from Uganda raised $137 to fund surgery to remove a cyst so he can walk and be free of pain.

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Raphail's treatment was fully funded on December 31, 2022.
  • Raphail's story
  • Raphail's update
December 12, 2022

Photo of Raphail post-operation

January 15, 2023

Raphail underwent surgery to remove a cyst so he can walk and be free of pain.

Raphail had a successful surgery to treat a mass on his right leg. He is able to walk comfortably and hopes to fully recover after healing a...

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Raphail's Timeline

  • December 12, 2022

    Raphail was submitted by Edward Mugane, Impact Assessment Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • December 14, 2022

    Raphail received treatment at Karoli Lwanga Hospital, Nyakibale in Uganda. 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.

  • December 20, 2022

    Raphail's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 31, 2022

    Raphail's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 15, 2023

    Raphail's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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