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

Bedens
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Bedens's treatment was fully funded on June 7, 2019.

Photo of Bedens post-operation

May 21, 2019

Bedens underwent cardiac surgery.

During surgery, Bedens’s aorta was reconstructed so that blood can now flow through it more freely. He should be able to lead a healthy and active life without risk from this condition.

His mother says, “Our family is so grateful that we can stop worrying about our son’s heart!”

During surgery, Bedens's aorta was reconstructed so that blood can now flow through it more freely. He should be able to lead a healthy and ...

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March 20, 2019

Bedens is a baby from Haiti. He lives with his parents on an island off the west coast of Haiti. His father is a local radio presenter, and his mother cares for him at home.

Bedens has a cardiac condition called coarctation of the aorta. A portion of his aorta has a muscular blockage, causing blood to back up into his heart and leading to heart failure.

Bedens will fly to United States to receive treatment. On March 20, he will undergo cardiac surgery, during which surgeons will cut out the blockage in his aorta so that blood can flow more freely. Another organization, Akron Children’s Hospital, is contributing $35,000 to pay for surgery.

Bedens’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 Bedens’s family overseas.

His father says, “My entire family is very grateful for this opportunity to save my son’s life!”

Bedens is a baby from Haiti. He lives with his parents on an island off the west coast of Haiti. His father is a local radio presenter, and ...

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Bedens's Timeline

  • March 20, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • March 20, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Bedens received treatment at Akron Children’s 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.

  • March 22, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Bedens's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 21, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Bedens's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • June 07, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Bedens's treatment was fully funded.

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