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

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Fully funded
Smaha's treatment was fully funded on August 2, 2019.
  • Smaha's story
  • Smaha's update
May 1, 2019

Photo of Smaha post-operation

June 21, 2019

Smaha underwent cardiac surgery.

During the procedure, a catheter was inserted into Smaha's heart and a device was used to plug the hole. She should now be able to lead a no...

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Smaha's Timeline

  • May 1, 2019

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

  • May 3, 2019

    Smaha received treatment at St. Francis 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.

  • May 4, 2019

    Smaha's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 21, 2019

    Smaha's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • August 2, 2019

    Smaha's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 43 donors

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Nicholas is a 40-year-old from Kenya and a dad to two daughters. Nicholas works a variety of labor jobs, and his wife is a homemaker. They also have a small piece of land where they plant maize. Their oldest daughter is in high school, while their youngest is in primary school. Nicolas was recently injured while working with a team preparing animal feeds. He was carrying a hay machine when one of the screws broke, causing Nicolas to receive a deep cut on his left hand and a broken radius (wrist). He was rushed to a nearby hospital, where the wound was sutured and dressed, and Nicolas returned home with an arm sling and medication to help with the pain. When he returned a few days later, the doctors confirmed that he needs an implant to stabilize the fracture. As this facility does not have a surgeon, Nicolas visited our medical partner’s care center for further treatment. The medical team stabilized the fracture with a splint and arm sling. Nicholas also spoke with the orthopedic surgeon, who told him that he must undergo surgery to align the broken bone. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), can help. After the swelling subsides, Nicholas will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation, on February 27th. This procedure will relieve his pain and allow his fracture to heal properly so he can return to work and care for his family. AMH is requesting $1,145 to fund this procedure. Nicholas said: “I have always worked hard in order to ensure that my family doesn’t lack. My hand is now injured, and I cannot work to earn a living. It is sad, but I am grateful to God for the gift of life. Kindly help me so that I may continue providing for my family.”

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