Jeanslyn is a student from Haiti. He lives with his parents and brother in a small fishing village on the coast of northern Haiti. He enjoys going to school and helping his family around the house. Jeanslyn has a cardiac condition called Tetralogy of Fallot with tricuspid atresia. This is a fairly complex heart condition, including an absence of one of the heart’s four valves, a muscular blockage of a second valve, and a hole between two chambers of the heart.
To determine if Jeanslyn’s condition is operable, he must undergo a diagnostic cardiac catheterization, a procedure that is not available in Haiti. During the procedure, a catheter probe will be inserted into his heart to perform the necessary measurements and tests. On December 17, he will travel to the Dominican Republic to receive the scan at our medical partner’s care center, Clinica Corominas.
Our medical partner, Haiti Cardiac Alliance, is asking for $1,500 to cover the costs of Jeanslyn’s travel expenses, catheterization procedure, and lab work.
His mother says, “We are very happy that our son can finally have this test, and are praying for a good result!”