Edsen is a 16-year-old tenth grade student from Port-au-Prince, Haiti. He lives with his older cousin and loves computers. He hopes to have a career in information technology one day.
Edsen was born with two cardiac conditions, double outlet right ventricle (DORV) and pulmonary atresia. Together, this set of complex defects severely limits his heart’s ability to supply blood to his lungs and causes blood to flow back into his heart.
For surgeons to understand if Edsen’s condition is operable, he needs to undergo a cardiac CT scan, a procedure that is unavailable in Haiti. Edsen will be flown to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic on February 7. He will be treated at our medical partner’s care center, Hospital General Plaza de la Salud.
Our medical partner, Haiti Cardiac Alliance, is asking for $985 to cover the cost of Edsen’s travel fees, CT scan procedure, and lab work.
“I am very thankful to everyone who is giving me the chance to take this trip,” says Edsen. “I am hopeful that I can have my heart problem fixed.”