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Maudeline from Haiti raised $1,500 to close a hole in her heart.

Maudeline
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Maudeline's treatment was fully funded on December 24, 2014.

Photo of Maudeline post-operation

March 10, 2015

Maudeline received surgery to repair the hole in her heart.

“I already feel better and stronger than I did before,” Maudeline says. “I want to thank God and everyone else who helped me.”

“During the procedure, the hole in Maudeline’s heart was completely closed,” her doctors add, “and blood now flows normally through her heart and to the rest of her body. She should not have any ongoing symptoms.”

"I already feel better and stronger than I did before," Maudeline says. "I want to thank God and everyone else who helped me." "During th...

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December 12, 2014

Meet Maudeline, a 13-year-old girl from Haiti. She lives with her parents, three younger sisters, and her grandfather. Maudeline is in the sixth grade, a good student, and hopes to be a doctor or nurse when she grows up. “She also likes going to church, singing, and helping her mother around the house,” Haiti Cardiac Alliance (HCA) tells us.

“Maudeline was born with a cardiac condition called patent ductus arteriosus, in which a hole between the aorta and the pulmonary artery which normally closes naturally when a child is born, instead remains open,” HCA writes. “Blood flows through this hole, preventing normal circulation through the body. As a result, Maudeline is frequently short of breath and out of energy.”

Health City Cayman Islands has stepped up to help Maudeline cover the cost of the surgery she’ll need to close up the hole in her heart. $5000 will fund the surgery but Maudeline still needs $1500 for things like prep and overseas transport.

“Following closure of the hole, Maudeline should be able to lead a normal life with no cardiac symptoms,” HCA continues. “I’m not scared at all about having surgery,” Maudeline says. “I’m looking forward to it!”

Let’s fund the remaining $1500 of Maudeline’s treatment.

Meet Maudeline, a 13-year-old girl from Haiti. She lives with her parents, three younger sisters, and her grandfather. Maudeline is in the s...

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Maudeline's Timeline

  • December 12, 2014
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Maudeline was submitted by Owen Robinson at Haiti Cardiac Alliance.

  • December 16, 2014
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Maudeline received treatment. 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.

  • December 22, 2014
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Maudeline's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 24, 2014
    FULLY FUNDED

    Maudeline's treatment was fully funded.

  • March 10, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Maudeline. Read the update.

Funded by 22 donors

Funded by 22 donors

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.