Success! Florence from Uganda raised $1,260 to fund a hysterectomy.

Florence
$1,260
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Florence's treatment was fully funded on September 23, 2021.
  • Florence's story
  • Florence's update
August 16, 2021

Photo of Florence post-operation

September 27, 2021

Florence underwent a hysterectomy.

Florence required an urgent hysterectomy to heal her condition and successfully underwent her procedure with financial support from the Wats...

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Florence's Timeline

  • August 16, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • August 16, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Florence's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 17, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Florence 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.

  • September 23, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Florence's treatment was fully funded.

  • September 27, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Florence's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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