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

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Fully funded
Iloveda's treatment was fully funded on May 29, 2018.
  • Iloveda's story
  • Iloveda's update
May 8, 2018

Photo of Iloveda post-operation

May 30, 2018

Iloveda underwent cardiac surgery.

During surgery, the hole in Iloveda's heart was closed with a patch, and the muscular blockage was removed. She should be able to live a nor...

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Iloveda's Timeline

  • May 8, 2018

    Iloveda was submitted by Owen Robinson, Executive Director at International Cardiac Alliance.

  • May 8, 2018

    Iloveda received treatment at HeartGift Foundation 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 9, 2018

    Iloveda's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 29, 2018

    Iloveda's treatment was fully funded.

  • May 30, 2018

    Iloveda's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 38 donors

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Theare is a 15-year-old student from Cambodia. He has two older brothers and they live with their grandmother and cousins in Battambang province. His parents are divorced and his mother works in a clothing factory in another province to support her children. In school, he is in grade five and enjoys classes about Khmer history. He would like to be a teacher when he is older. At home, he enjoys soccer, but cannot play due to his condition. Two years ago, he was riding with his brother on a motorbike and fell, suffering a severe injury to his left tibia or shin. His leg became red, swollen, and painful. His grandmother took him to a local hospital, where he had several different surgeries. Unfortunately, none of the surgeries repaired his leg and has since been diagnosed with a delayed union fracture or a fracture that will not heal without intervention. The local surgeons told his grandmother they could not do any more surgery to fix his leg as Theare needed a more complicated procedure that would entail internal fixation and bone grafting. His current condition hinders his mobility, forcing him to rely on crutches and endure constant pain, impeding his ability to keep up with school and indulge in his love for soccer. When Theare learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, he traveled for six hours seeking treatment. On March 12th, surgeons at CSC will perform a joint arthrodesis procedure to fuse his left tibia and to correct the non-union. This will help him walk unaided and help relieve the pain. Now, Theare needs help to fund this $600 procedure. Theare said, "I hope to walk with no pain and continue my schooling."

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