Success! Dismas from Kenya raised $1,145 to fund fracture repair surgery so that he can walk and work again.

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Fully funded
Dismas's treatment was fully funded on September 26, 2022.
  • Dismas's story
  • Dismas's update
April 25, 2022

Photo of Dismas post-operation

October 5, 2022

Dismas underwent fracture repair surgery so that he can walk and work again.

A very happy Dismas underwent a successful surgery to heal a fractured bone and was discharged home four days later walking with crutches. ...

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Dismas's Timeline

  • April 25, 2022

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

  • April 29, 2022

    Dismas's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 4, 2022

    Dismas received treatment at AIC Kapsowar 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 26, 2022

    Dismas's treatment was fully funded.

  • October 5, 2022

    Dismas's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 26 donors

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