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Eliette from Haiti raised $1,500 to fund prep for cardiac surgery.

Eliette
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Eliette's treatment was fully funded on August 6, 2019.

Photo of Eliette post-operation

June 18, 2019

Eliette underwent cardiac surgery.

During the procedure, a balloon was used to stretch Eliette’s valve open to a larger size. This procedure took her out of immediate danger from her heart condition; however, her valve is not yet functioning normally and so she will need a second, open-heart surgery in coming weeks to replace it with an artificial valve implant.

During the procedure, a balloon was used to stretch Eliette's valve open to a larger size. This procedure took her out of immediate danger f...

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April 26, 2019

Eliette is a young woman from Haiti. She lives with her husband in Port-au-Prince, and works as a customer representative for an insurance company. Eliette has a cardiac condition called rheumatic mitral stenosis. One of the four valves in her heart is too narrow to allow sufficient blood to pass through, as the result of an infection she suffered several years ago.

Eliette will fly to the United States to receive treatment. On May 1, she will undergo cardiac surgery, during which surgeons will use a balloon at the tip of a catheter to stretch her valve open to a more normal size. Another organization, The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano, is contributing $28,000 to pay for surgery.

Eliette’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 Eliette’s family overseas.

She says, “I would like to thank everyone who is helping to make this life-saving surgery possible for me.”

Eliette is a young woman from Haiti. She lives with her husband in Port-au-Prince, and works as a customer representative for an insurance c...

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Eliette's Timeline

  • April 26, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • May 01, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Eliette received treatment at Baylor Scott & White Heart Hospital. 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 04, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Eliette's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 18, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Eliette. Read the update.

  • August 06, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Eliette's treatment was fully funded.

Treatment
Overseas Prep and Transportation
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,980 for Eliette's treatment
Subsidies fund $480 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$0
Medical Staff
$450
Medication
$360
Supplies
$0
Travel
$900
Labs
$180
Other
$90

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