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

Sherlande
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
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Fully funded
Sherlande's treatment was fully funded on December 31, 2014.

Photo of Sherlande post-operation

March 9, 2015

Sherlande underwent life-saving surgery to close a hole in her heart.

Sherlande says, “I would like to thank the doctors, the nurses, and everyone who helped fix my heart. I am very happy!”

Sherlande’s doctor at Haiti Cardiac Alliance writes, “During surgery, the hole in Sherlande’s heart was sutured completely shut, restoring normal blood flow through her body. She should not have any ongoing symptoms from her heart condition.”

Sherlande says, "I would like to thank the doctors, the nurses, and everyone who helped fix my heart. I am very happy!" Sherlande's docto...

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December 12, 2014

“Sherlande lives on a small farm in the mountains of southwestern Haiti with her parents, brothers, and sisters,” the Haiti Cardiac Alliance (HCA) tells us about this 14-year-old girl. “She enjoys going to school, and when she has the energy she likes to help her family tend to their animals.”

“Sherlande 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.

Health City Cayman Islands has stepped up to help Sherlande have the surgery she needs to close up the hole in her heart. They have provided $5,000 to cover the cost of the surgery, but she’s still short $1,500 for surgical preparation and transport overseas.

“Following closure of the hole, Sherlande should be able to lead a normal life with no cardiac symptoms,” HCA tells us. “I have been bothered by my heart for many, many years,” says Sherlande. “I’m looking forward to being a normal girl like my friends!”

Let’s come together and cover the remaining $1,500 needed for Sherlande’s treatment - including prep and overseas transport - so she can continue to enjoy doing all of the things she loves to do.

"Sherlande lives on a small farm in the mountains of southwestern Haiti with her parents, brothers, and sisters," the Haiti Cardiac Alliance...

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Sherlande's Timeline

  • December 12, 2014
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Sherlande was submitted by Owen Robinson at Haiti Cardiac Alliance, our medical partner in Haiti.

  • December 15, 2014
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Sherlande 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 24, 2014
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Sherlande's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 31, 2014
    FULLY FUNDED

    Sherlande's treatment was fully funded.

  • March 09, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Sherlande. Read the update.

Funded by 25 donors

Funded by 25 donors

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.