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Phebe from Haiti raised $930 to fund cardiac care for her pacemaker.

Phebe
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  • $930 raised, $0 to go
$930
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Phebe's treatment was fully funded on August 15, 2020.

Photo of Phebe post-operation

August 27, 2020

Phebe underwent cardiac care for her pacemaker.

During the procedure, an incision was made in Phebe’s chest so that the depleted pacemaker could be replaced with a new one. The procedure went smoothly, and Phebe returned home to recover. Following her return, she is showing signs of infection so the medical team is currently treating her with antibiotics and closely monitoring her health to make sure she has a full recovery. Should the infection impact her pacemaker, then additional treatment will be needed in the future to make sure she stays healthy and active.

Phebe shared, “I am so relieved that this procedure is finished - I had been very worried that it might not be possible for me to find a place to do it! I’m glad I can stop worrying now!”

During the procedure, an incision was made in Phebe's chest so that the depleted pacemaker could be replaced with a new one. The procedure w...

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July 23, 2020

Phebe is a young woman from Haiti who underwent surgery in 2010 to close a hole between the two lower chambers of her heart. Although the surgery was successful in closing the hole, it left her with a condition in which her heart muscle was no longer able to properly transmit electrical pulses so that it could beat normally. To protect her heart, a pacemaker was implanted after surgery. The pacemaker has now reached the end of its life, and parts of it need to be replaced.

Phebe lives in Port-au-Prince with her older brother, his wife, and their family; she is a university student studying accounting. For this treatment, she and a family member will travel to northern Haiti where a hospital has the ability to safely host the surgical procedure for Phebe, which will take place on July 23rd.

Phebe shared, “I am very glad to know that my pacemaker will be able to be fixed here in Haiti, because I have been very worried about it!”

Phebe is a young woman from Haiti who underwent surgery in 2010 to close a hole between the two lower chambers of her heart. Although the su...

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Phebe's Timeline

  • July 23, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • July 23, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Phebe received treatment at Hopital Sacre-Coeur in Haiti. 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.

  • July 23, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Phebe's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 15, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Phebe's treatment was fully funded.

  • August 27, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Phebe. Read the update.

Funded by 14 donors

Funded by 14 donors

Treatment
Pacemaker Implantation
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $930 for Phebe's treatment
Hospital Fees
$100
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$70
Supplies
$0
Travel
$730
Labs
$30

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Susan

Susan is a seven-year-old girl in the first grade and the second child in her family. Unfortunately, Susan was involved in a grisly road traffic accident when a vehicle lost control on March 8th, 2021. Five children and the teachers were hit, and one child unfortunately passed away. Susan survived despite sustaining fractures on her right hand and leg. She was brought to our medical partner's care center, Nazareth Hospital, and had a fracture repair surgery on her hand and leg. One week ago the plates were removed. Susan's hand has healed well but she has started having severe pain on her leg. When Susan's parents brought her back to the hospital, a X-Ray showed the fracture has reoccurred, and the surgeon recommended a repeat surgery. Without treatment, Susan will continue experiencing the pain, she may never be able to use her leg again, or her leg may eventually heal with a deformity. Fortunately, the surgeons at Nazareth can help. On July 1st, Susan is scheduled to undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. Afterward, Susan will freed from pain and will be able to use her leg to walk to school and play again. Susan’s father works temporarily as a welder and her mother is a housewife. Their income is limited and their health insurance can no longer cover for another surgery after supporting the previous one. Therefore, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMH), is requesting $1,049 to fund this procedure for Susan. “We thank God that our child is alive as one child died during the accident. We are hoping her surgery can be successful so that we can see her happy again and not in pain. We plead for her surgery sponsorship, ” Susan’s father wishes for her daughter's full recovery.

90% funded

90%funded
$946raised
$103to go

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