Success! Marline from Kenya raised $1,185 to fund treatment for a severe infection.

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Marline's treatment was fully funded on January 28, 2021.
  • Marline's story
  • Marline's update
January 5, 2021

Photo of Marline post-operation

January 29, 2021

Marline underwent treatment for a severe infection.

Marline was nursing an open wound about 3 cm in diameter on his right foot which required debridement, excision of calcaneal ulcer, and flap...

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Marline's Timeline

  • January 5, 2021

    Marline was submitted by Robert Kariuki, Process Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • January 6, 2021

    Marline received treatment at AIC Kijabe 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.

  • January 7, 2021

    Marline's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 28, 2021

    Marline's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 29, 2021

    Marline's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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