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

Esther
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
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$0
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Fully funded
Esther's treatment was fully funded on August 10, 2019.

Photo of Esther post-operation

October 27, 2019

Esther underwent prep for cardiac surgery.

During surgery, doctors closed the hole in Esther’s heart with a patch so that blood can no longer flow through it. She should be able to live a full and healthy life with no further risk from her heart condition.

From Esther’s mother, “Our family will pray for everyone who helped to cure our daughter’s heart problem!”

During surgery, doctors closed the hole in Esther's heart with a patch so that blood can no longer flow through it. She should be able to li...

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June 21, 2019

Esther was born with a cardiac condition called ventricular septal defect, in which a hole exists between the two lower chambers of her heart. Blood leaks through this hole without passing through her lungs to obtain oxygen, leaving her sick and short of breath. Esther lives in Port-au-Prince with her parents; she likes listening to music and going to church with her parents.

Esther will fly to India to receive treatment. On August 6, she will undergo cardiac surgery. Another organization, Rotary International, is contributing $8,000 to pay for surgery.

Her 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 her family overseas.

Esther was born with a cardiac condition called ventricular septal defect, in which a hole exists between the two lower chambers of her hear...

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Esther's Timeline

  • June 21, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • June 23, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Esther's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 10, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Esther's treatment was fully funded.

  • October 7, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Esther received treatment at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences 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.

  • October 27, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Esther's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Treatment
Overseas Prep and Transportation
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $3,680 for Esther'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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Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Mey Ching

Mey Ching comes from Banteay Meanchey province in Cambodia. She lives with her parents - her father is a cook and her mother is a factory worker. She has a 15-year-old brother in grade seven and a 13-year-old sister in grade four. Mey Ching should be in second grade but is not currently in school because of her disability. She stays at home and likes to paint, watch TV and sit outside with her parents. Since birth, Mey Ching has had a condition with both of her legs which have become increasingly bowing outward at her knees. She cannot walk far and is in pain when she does. This has prevented her from attending school and socializing with peers. Mey Ching's parents traveled eight hours to Children's Surgical Centre for a diagnosis and treatment. Doctors have tentatively diagnosed her with a condition found in children that affects the growth plates around the knee. The disease causes the growth plate near the inside of the knee to either slow down or stop making new bone. She will need an operation to correct both of her bowing tibias. If not treated, it can lead to progressive deformities of her legs however surgical treatment will correct her bowed legs. Mey Ching's family needs help to pay for this $521 procedure at CSC to save their daughter from permanent disability. Mey Ching's mother said: "We are so worried that Mey Ching will never walk or attend school. We are hopeful that the doctors at CSC can fix her legs so she can go to school and play with friends."

32% funded

32%funded
$170raised
$351to go