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

Kerhi
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
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$0
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Fully funded
Kerhi's treatment was fully funded on August 6, 2019.

Photo of Kerhi post-operation

June 21, 2019

Kerhi underwent cardiac surgery.

During the procedure, a catheter was inserted into Kerhi’s heart, and a device was used to plug the hole. He should now be able to lead a normal l ife with no further symptoms from this condition.

During the procedure, a catheter was inserted into Kerhi's heart, and a device was used to plug the hole. He should now be able to lead a no...

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May 1, 2019

Kerhi is a student from Haiti. He lives with his parents and two brothers in Gonaives, a city on the west coast of Haiti. His father is a bus driver, and his mother works in the market. He is in the fifth grade and enjoys math and science. Kerhi has a cardiac condition called patent ductus arteriosus. A blood vessel between the pulmonary artery and the aorta that normally closes soon after birth instead remains open. Blood flows through it, bypassing the lungs and depriving the body of the oxygen it needs. Kerhi underwent a surgery two years ago to tie off the duct, but unfortunately the defect has re-opened; he will now undergo a different type of procedure called cardiac catheterization to close it in a way that makes it very unlikely to ever reopen again.

Kerhi will fly to the United States to receive treatment. On May 2, he will undergo cardiac surgery, during which surgeons will use a device attached to the tip of a catheter to block the leaking duct. Another organization, Gift of Life New York, is contributing $6,000 to pay for surgery.

Kerhi’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 Kerhi’s family overseas.

He says, “I am excited to fly on a plane for the first time and visit a new country!”

Kerhi is a student from Haiti. He lives with his parents and two brothers in Gonaives, a city on the west coast of Haiti. His father is a bu...

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Kerhi's Timeline

  • May 1, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Kerhi was submitted by Owen Robinson, Executive Director at Haiti Cardiac Alliance.

  • May 2, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Kerhi received treatment at St. Francis 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.

  • May 4, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Kerhi's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 21, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Kerhi's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • August 6, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Kerhi's treatment was fully funded.

Treatment
Overseas Prep and Transportation
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $3,680 for Kerhi's treatment
Subsidies fund $2,180 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$0
Medical Staff
$450
Medication
$360
Supplies
$0
Travel
$2,600
Labs
$180
Other
$90

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