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

Marvens
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
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$0
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Fully funded
Marvens's treatment was fully funded on December 30, 2021.

Photo of Marvens post-operation

January 12, 2022

Marvens underwent cardiac surgery and is feeling healthier and stronger already.

During surgery, a patch was sewn over the hole in Marvens’s heart so that blood could no longer leak through it. Our medical partner shared that his treatment went smoothly and he is finally out of further risk from his heart condition. He’s looking forward to living a more active life and being able to go after his dreams in the future!

Marvens shared: “I already feel stronger and have more energy than I did before the surgery. Thank you to everyone!”

During surgery, a patch was sewn over the hole in Marvens's heart so that blood could no longer leak through it. Our medical partner shared ...

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November 25, 2021

Marvens is a student from Haiti. He lives with his parents and three siblings in a neighborhood of Port-au-Prince. He enjoys going to school and would like to continue to university and study business in the future. Marvens has a cardiac condition called atrial septal defect. A hole exists between the two upper chambers of his heart.

Marvens will fly to Dominican Republic to receive treatment as it is not available within Haiti. On November 26th, he will undergo cardiac surgery, during which surgeons will sew a patch over the hole in his heart so that blood can no longer leak through. Our medical partner, Haiti Cardiac Alliance, is contributing $8000 to help pay for surgery.

Marvens’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 Marvens’s family overseas.

Marvens wanted to share: “I would like to say thank you to everyone who is helping to heal my heart so that I can be normal and healthy.”

Marvens is a student from Haiti. He lives with his parents and three siblings in a neighborhood of Port-au-Prince. He enjoys going to school...

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Marvens's Timeline

  • November 25, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • November 26, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Marvens received treatment at Hospital CEDIMAT in Dominican Republic. 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.

  • November 29, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Marvens's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 30, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Marvens's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 12, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Marvens's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 33 donors

Treatment
Overseas Prep and Transportation
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $2,380 for Marvens's treatment
Subsidies fund $880 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$0
Medical Staff
$450
Medication
$360
Supplies
$0
Travel
$1,300
Labs
$180
Other
$90

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Titus

Titus is a 22-year-old motorcyclist and is the sixth born in a family of nine: six boys and three girls. His father earns wages from farming and working in other people’s farms, while his mother takes care of their house and family. They live in a two-roomed iron-built house in their village. Two months ago, Titus was involved in a road accident. He was riding a motorcycle that lost brake power and fell into a ditch. Titus sustained lacerations on his knee and fractured his right patella, and was rushed to a nearby district hospital where he was sutured and discharged home. Three weeks later, when he tried to stretch his leg, his wound opened and an X-Ray imaging of his leg revealed an open patella fracture. The doctor has recommended open reduction and internal fixation surgery and skin grafting to avoid further complications and further wound infection. Currently, Titus is in pain and has to use a walking frame to get around. His parents have desperately searched for a solution, but their socioeconomic status with the family of many children in school with fees has limited the options of helping Titus. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On January 13th, Titus will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. This procedure will relieve him of his pain and he'll be able to use his leg once he recovers. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,145 to fund this procedure. Titus shared, "My biggest hope is to get an opportunity to be treated so that I can go home to better my life.”

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$516raised
$629to go

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