Haiti Cardiac Alliance

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Haiti Cardiac Alliance is an international nonprofit dedicated to making life-saving heart surgery available to children who need it. While programs focus on reaching all children in need in Haiti, HCA is currently expanding into new countries in the region, including Bolivia.

By screening and diagnosing children with cardiac symptoms, adding patients who need surgery to a national waiting list, and coordinating their care with hospital partners in the Caribbean, South America, United States, and Canada, Haiti Cardiac Alliance is ensuring children with curable heart disease receive the treatment they deserve.

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Douby is a 17 year old student, living with his Godmother and her family in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Douby enjoys going to school, and aspires to attain a PhD in agronomy, and to become a professor. As a result of rheumatic fever that he suffered as a child, Douby has a cardiac condition called rheumatic mitral and tricuspid regurgitation. Two of his four heart valves were severely damaged by the rheumatic fever, and his heart cannot adequately pump blood through his body, leaving him sick and short of breath. The care Douby needs is not available in Haiti so he urgently will fly to the United States to receive treatment on February 28th at Baylor Scott & White Heart Hospital. He will undergo emergency cardiac surgery, during which surgeons will attempt to repair both damaged valves; if the valves cannot be repaired, they will be removed, and artificial valves will be implanted in their place. While another organization, Baylor Scott and White Heart Hospital, is contributing $20,000.00 to help pay for Douby's surgery, our medical partner, Haiti Cardiac Alliance, is seeking $1,500 to cover the costs for the surgery prep and transport support, including lab tests; medicines, and follow up appointments. The money will alsosupport the passport and travel expenses for the social workers that will accompany Douby and his family to the U.S. Douby was able to share: "I am looking forward to being stronger and healthier once my heart can be repaired!"

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