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Success! Rochel from Haiti raised $1,500 to undergo prep for heart surgery.

Rochel
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Rochel's treatment was fully funded on January 3, 2020.

Photo of Rochel post-operation

October 22, 2019

Rochel to undergo prep for heart surgery.

During surgery, doctors were able to repair Rochel’s mitral valve so that it opens and closes more normally. He should be able to live a full and active life with his repaired heart valve.

From Rochel: “My family and I are all very grateful to everyone who helped make my surgery possible!”

During surgery, doctors were able to repair Rochel's mitral valve so that it opens and closes more normally. He should be able to live a ful...

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September 16, 2019

Rochel is a school principal from Haiti. He lives with his wife and six children on an island off the coast of Haiti; he is the principal of a local elementary school, and also a church pastor. Rochel has a cardiac condition called degenerative mitral valve disease. One of the four valves of his heart has gradually become weaker and less able to perform his function as he gets older; as a result, his heart cannot adequately pump blood through his body.

Rochel will fly to the United States to receive treatment. On September 16th, he will undergo cardiac surgery, during which surgeons will repair the valve so that it functions more normally. Another organization, The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano, is contributing $40000 to pay for surgery.

Rochel’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 Rochel’s family overseas.

Rochel says, “I am thankful to God and to everyone who is helping to make this surgery possible for me!”

Rochel is a school principal from Haiti. He lives with his wife and six children on an island off the coast of Haiti; he is the principal of...

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Rochel's Timeline

  • September 16, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • September 16, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Rochel 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.

  • September 22, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Rochel's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 22, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Rochel's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • January 03, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Rochel's treatment was fully funded.

Treatment
Overseas Prep and Transportation
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,980 for Rochel'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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