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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
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$0
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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.

  • December 7, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Reginal received treatment at Baylor Scott & White Heart Hospital in United States. 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 3, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Reginal's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • February 1, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Reginal's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 35 donors

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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Minea is a sweet, nap-loving two-year-old boy. He is the first child in his family, and his parents work as rice farmers. They shared that Minea loves to play with toys and take a good nap, if not two, every day! Minea also loves to eat and cuddle with his parents. In December 2021, Minea and his mother were in a motorcycle accident that injured Minea's left shoulder. His parents took him to the local hospital for X-rays and care; however, his shoulder is still dislocated, meaning he cannot lift his arm or grasp objects with his hand. Minea has been diagnosed with a brachial plexus injury on his left side. The brachial plexus is a nerve network that transmits signals from the spine to the shoulder, arm, and hand. Injuries to this nerve network can result in loss of function and sensation. Minea's family brought him to our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre (CSC), in February to undergo physiotherapy for his injury. Since there has been no improvement after three months of physiotherapy, CSC's specialty surgeons determined that Minea needs to undergo a nerve transfer surgery to heal. CSC is the only center in the whole country where this treatment is available, and, on April 21st, Minea will undergo surgery. His doctors shared that, after recovery, his nerve graft should regenerate so he can use his arm again. CSC is requesting $709 to fund this procedure. Minea's parents hope their child will have a successful surgery and he will be able to fully use his hand as he grows up.

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$120raised
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