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Success! Stephanie from Haiti raised $1,500 to fund prep for cardiac surgery.

Stephanie
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Stephanie's treatment was fully funded on April 14, 2021.

Photo of Stephanie post-operation

May 13, 2021

Stephanie underwent cardiac surgery.

Stephanie was able to safely travel to finally undergo cardiac surgery. During surgery, the hole in Stephanie’s heart was closed with a patch, and the blockage in her valve was removed. She should be able to live a full and normal life without further danger from her condition.

Her aunt told us: “Stephanie looks so much stronger and happier since her surgery. It is a miracle for our family!”

Stephanie was able to safely travel to finally undergo cardiac surgery. During surgery, the hole in Stephanie's heart was closed with a patc...

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April 1, 2021

Stephanie is a seven-year-old student from Haiti. She lives with her aunt, uncle, and three cousins in a rural area in far southwestern Haiti. She enjoys going to school and church. Stephanie has a cardiac condition called Tetralogy of Fallot. This condition involves several related defects, including a hole between the two lower chambers of the heart and a muscular blockage of one of the valves.

Stephanie will fly to the United States to receive treatment. On April 9th, she will undergo cardiac surgery, during which surgeons will close the hole in Stephanie’s heart with a patch and remove the blockage from her valve. Another organization, Akron Children’s Hospital, is contributing $17,000 to pay for surgery.

Stephanie’s family also needs help to fund the costs of surgery prep. The $1,500 bill covers labs, medicines, and checkup and followup appointments. It also supports passport obtainment and the social workers from our medical partner, Haiti Cardiac Alliance, who will accompany Stephanie’s family overseas.

Stephanie’s aunt shared, “we have been waiting a very long time for this surgery and are relieved it can finally happen!”

Stephanie is a seven-year-old student from Haiti. She lives with her aunt, uncle, and three cousins in a rural area in far southwestern Hait...

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Stephanie's Timeline

  • April 1, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Stephanie was submitted by Owen Robinson, Executive Director at Haiti Cardiac Alliance.

  • April 5, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Stephanie's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 9, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Stephanie received treatment at Akron Children’s Hospital in United States. 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.

  • April 14, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Stephanie's treatment was fully funded.

  • May 13, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Stephanie's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 37 donors

Treatment
Overseas Prep and Transportation
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $3,680 for Stephanie's treatment
Subsidies fund $2,180 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$0
Medical Staff
$450
Medication
$360
Supplies
$0
Travel
$2,600
Labs
$180
Other
$90

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Gideon

Gideon is four years old and the last-born in his family of six children. He is a playful, charming, friendly, and happy boy. Gideon comes from the southern highlands of Tanzania close to Katavi National Park. Gideon has not yet started school, but his father says when he gets to be six years old, he will enroll him. Most children in this region join school starting at the age of six due to the long distance they must walk to school. Parents must wait for their children to grow strong enough to walk to and from school before enrolling them. Gideon’s parents are small-scale farmers of maize, beans, and vegetables and only sell a few of their harvests to get money to buy other basics for their family. Gideon has been diagnosed with bilateral genu valgus, where his legs bow inward so that they touch. This condition is typically caused by an excessive accumulation of fluoride in the bones, which often stems from contaminated drinking water. As a result, he experiences pain and discomfort. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $880 to fund corrective surgery for Gideon. The procedure is scheduled to take place on January 4th. Treatment will hopefully restore Gideon's mobility, allow him to participate in a variety of activities, including school in the future, and greatly decrease his risk of future complications. Gideon’s father says “My son walks with a gait and falls down a lot. He also complains of pain after a long day of play.”

71% funded

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$625raised
$255to go

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