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

Winda
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Winda's treatment was fully funded on February 16, 2019.

Photo of Winda post-operation

March 11, 2019

Winda underwent cardiac surgery.

During surgery, the damaged valves in Winda’s heart were removed and replaced with artificial implants. Although she will require lifelong medication to manage these new valves, she should be able to live a full and active life.

She says, “I am very happy that my surgery went well, and I am looking forward to returning to Haiti and seeing my entire family!”

During surgery, the damaged valves in Winda's heart were removed and replaced with artificial implants. Although she will require lifelong m...

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January 30, 2019

Winda is a student from Haiti. She lives on an island off the west coast of Haiti with her parents and three siblings. Her father is a fisherman. She is in seventh grade and hopes to attend university one day. Winda has a cardiac condition called rheumatic mitral and aortic regurgitation. Two of the four valves in her heart were severely damaged due to an infection earlier in childhood. As a result, her heart cannot adequately pump blood through her body.

Winda will fly to India to receive treatment. On February 25, she will undergo cardiac surgery, during which surgeons will either repair the damaged valves in her heart, or replace them with artificial implants. Our medical partner, Haiti Cardiac Alliance, is contributing $5,000 to pay for surgery.

Winda’s family also needs help to fund the costs of surgery prep. The $1,500 bill covers labs, medicines, and checkup and followup appointments. It also supports passport obtainment and the social workers from our medical partner, Haiti Cardiac Alliance, who will accompany Winda’s family overseas.

She says, “I am very excited to be able to get my heart fixed so I can start feeling better!”

Winda is a student from Haiti. She lives on an island off the west coast of Haiti with her parents and three siblings. Her father is a fishe...

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Winda's Timeline

  • January 30, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • January 30, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Winda's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 16, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Winda's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 25, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Winda received treatment at All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) in India. 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.

  • March 11, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Winda's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Treatment
Overseas Prep and Transportation
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $7,680 for Winda's treatment
Subsidies fund $6,180 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$2,800
Medical Staff
$450
Medication
$360
Supplies
$0
Travel
$3,800
Labs
$180
Other
$90

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Collins

Collins is seventh grade student and is looking forward to finishing his primary school studies. He is the second born in a family of three children. His father is a motorbike taxi driver but was involved in an accident and broke his hand and is now unable to work. Their family now relies on Collins' mother who does laundry work and house chores to earn a living for their family. Collins is a happy and talkative boy. When he was young, his parents noticed his health condition took him to a nearby hospital for treatment. There he was examined but was not able to receive care at that time. His parents were not satisfied and went to another hospital where they recommended surgery. His family has not been able to cover the cost and Collins has not yet been treated. Fortunately, their church pastor heard about Collins’ condition and referred them to our medical partner's care center, BethanyKids Hospital. Collins was diagnosed with cryptorchidism, a condition in which one or both of the testicles remains undescended. If left untreated, Collins has an increased risk of developing hernias, testicular cancer, and fertility problems in the future. Collins will be receiving assistance from our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH). Fortunately, he is scheduled to undergo corrective surgery on April 12th. AMH is requesting $646 to cover the total cost of his procedure and care. Collins’ mother says, “I used to feel bad about myself previously as I could not afford to cater for my son’s treatment. Now I’m happy with the progress and what God is doing in Collins’ life. We hope for the best with the surgery.”

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