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

Reginal
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Reginal's treatment was fully funded on February 1, 2018.

Photo of Reginal post-operation

January 3, 2018

Reginal underwent cardiac surgery.

During surgery, doctors removed Reginald’s damaged valve and implanted an artificial replacement. His heart should now be able to circulate blood more normally through his body, and he should be able to lead a more normal life with few symptoms.

He says, “I would like to say thank you to everyone who helped me have my surgery. I feel much stronger and healthier now!”

During surgery, doctors removed Reginald's damaged valve and implanted an artificial replacement. His heart should now be able to circulate ...

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December 7, 2017

Reginal is a young man from Haiti. He lives on an island off the west coast of Haiti with his parents and younger brothers and sisters. He helps his family raise animals and grow crops around their house. Reginal has a cardiac condition called severe aortic regurgitation. One of the four valves in his heart has been severely damaged by rheumatic fever, and can no longer adequately pump blood to the rest of his body.

Reginal will fly to the United States to receive treatment. On December 7, he will undergo cardiac surgery, during which surgeons will replace his damaged valve with an artificial implant. Another organization, The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano, is contributing $65,000 to pay for surgery.

Reginal’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 Reginal’s family overseas.

He says, “I will pray for everyone who is helping me to have this surgery!”

Reginal is a young man from Haiti. He lives on an island off the west coast of Haiti with his parents and younger brothers and sisters. He h...

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Reginal's Timeline

  • December 7, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • December 07, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Reginal received treatment at The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano. 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.

  • December 11, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Reginal's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 03, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Reginal's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • February 01, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Reginal's treatment was fully funded.

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