Jonah from Kenya raised $1,500 to fund burn contracture surgery so he can use his left hand.

Jonah
$1,500
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Jonah's treatment was fully funded on January 15, 2024.

Jonah's story

October 1, 2023

Jonah's Timeline

  • October 1, 2023
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • October 2, 2023
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Jonah was scheduled to receive 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.

  • October 9, 2023
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Jonah's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 15, 2024
    FULLY FUNDED

    Jonah's treatment was fully funded.

  • TODAY
    UPDATE IN PROGRESS

    Jonah's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare is in progress.

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