Success! Jhonatan Mercado from Venezuela raised $1,500 to fund clubfoot treatment so he can be active.

Jhonatan Mercado
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Jhonatan Mercado's treatment was fully funded on December 26, 2021.
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October 25, 2021

Photo of Jhonatan Mercado post-operation

January 3, 2022

Jhonatan Mercado underwent clubfoot treatment so he can be active and grow up healthy.

Jhonatan's surgery was successful and now he will be able to walk better and play without pain. He gave us a big thumbs up as he was recover...

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Jhonatan Mercado's Timeline

  • October 25, 2021

    Jhonatan Mercado was submitted by Sofía Gaviria Miranda, Head of Donations at Clínica Noel.

  • November 8, 2021

    Jhonatan Mercado's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 10, 2021

    Jhonatan Mercado received treatment at Clínica Noel in Colombia. 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 26, 2021

    Jhonatan Mercado's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 3, 2022

    Jhonatan Mercado's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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