“We are all looking forward to the day when we don’t have to worry about Medjina’s heart anymore,” shares Medjina’s mother.
Medjina lives in Port-au-Prince, Haiti with her mother, father, and younger brother. She is four years old, and she enjoys going to preschool and coloring with crayons.
Medjina was born with a cardiac condition called Tetralogy of Fallot, which involves several related defects including a hole between two chambers in the heart, and a muscular blockage of one of the valves that leads to her lungs.
In 2014, when she was two years old, she underwent a surgery to allow blood to flow more freely to her lungs, making her body more healthy and giving her heart time to grow so that a complete repair could be done later. Medjina is now ready for her second surgery, to completely repair her heart and allow her to lead a near-normal life.
As a result of this condition, she is constantly sickly and weak. If untreated when she was two years old, it would have been fatal.
$1,500 in Watsi funding, and an additional $10,000 subsidy from Have a Heart Cayman Islands will fund the life-saving heart surgery that Medjina needs to grow up healthy.