Abel from Bolivia raised $1,500 to fund heart surgery.

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Abel's treatment was fully funded on April 3, 2023.
  • Abel's story
  • Abel's update
December 31, 2022
April 18, 2023

Abel did not undergo heart surgery.

While examining Abel in the days leading up to his surgery, doctors saw evidence that the hole between the two lower chambers of his heart w...

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Abel's Timeline

  • December 31, 2022

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

  • January 16, 2023

    Abel was scheduled to receive 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.

  • January 16, 2023

    Abel's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 18, 2023

    Abel is no longer raising funds.

  • April 18, 2023

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

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