Vastine from Uganda raised $220 to fund a procedure needed to remove a mass in her abdomen.

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Fully funded
Vastine's treatment was fully funded on September 26, 2023.
  • Vastine's story
  • Vastine's update
June 5, 2023

Photo of Vastine post-operation

October 5, 2023

Vastine underwent a procedure needed to remove a mass in her abdomen.

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Vastine's Timeline

  • June 5, 2023

    Vastine was submitted by SAFE Program Admin, SAFE Program Admin at African Mission Healthcare.

  • June 8, 2023

    Vastine received treatment at Karoli Lwanga Hospital, Nyakibale in Uganda. 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.

  • June 19, 2023

    Vastine's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 26, 2023

    Vastine's treatment was fully funded.

  • October 5, 2023

    We received an update on Vastine. Read the update.

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