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Dieukenson is a toddler from Haiti who needs $1,500 to fund prep for cardiac surgery.

Dieukenson
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May 21, 2019

Dieukenson is a toddler from Haiti. He lives with his parents and two older brothers in downtown Port-au-Prince; his parents are both market vendors. Dieukenson has a cardiac condition called ventricular septal defect. A hole exists between the two lower chambers of his heart; blood leaks through this hole without passing through his lungs to obtain oxygen, leaving him sick and short of breath.

On May 23, he will undergo cardiac surgery at St. Damien Hospital, our medical partner’s care center. During surgery, surgeons will sew a patch over the hole in his heart so that blood can no longer leak through it. Another organization, Gift of Life International, is contributing $12,000 to pay for surgery.

Dieukenson’s family also needs help to fund the costs of surgery prep. The $1,500 requested by our medical partner, Haiti Cardiac Alliance, covers cardiac exams and medications.

His mother says, “Our family will be sure to pray for everyone who is helping our son!”

Dieukenson is a toddler from Haiti. He lives with his parents and two older brothers in downtown Port-au-Prince; his parents are both market...

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Dieukenson's Timeline

  • May 21, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Dieukenson was submitted by Owen Robinson, Executive Director at Haiti Cardiac Alliance, our medical partner in Haiti.

  • May 22, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Dieukenson's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 23, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Dieukenson received treatment at Westchester Medical Center. 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.

  • June 24, 2019
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Dieukenson's treatment update from Haiti Cardiac Alliance.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Dieukenson is currently raising funds for his treatment.

Funded by 15 donors

Funded by 15 donors

Treatment
Overseas Prep and Transportation
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $3,680 for Dieukenson'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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