Success! Angelina from Kenya raised $1,110 to fund her mastectomy and live a cancer-free life.

Angelina
$1,110
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$0
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Fully funded
Angelina's treatment was fully funded on July 19, 2023.
  • Angelina's story
  • Angelina's update
January 31, 2023

Photo of Angelina post-operation

July 28, 2023

Angelina underwent her mastectomy and hopes to live a cancer-free life.

Angelina's surgery was successful. She underwent her mastectomy, a surgery to remove breast tissue, and she hopes to now live her life cance...

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Angelina's Timeline

  • January 31, 2023
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Angelina was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare.

  • February 3, 2023
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Angelina 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.

  • February 4, 2023
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Angelina's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 19, 2023
    FULLY FUNDED

    Angelina's treatment was fully funded.

  • July 28, 2023
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Angelina's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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