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

Phebe
100%
  • $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, our medical partner in Haiti.

  • July 23, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Phebe received treatment at Hopital Sacre-Coeur. 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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