Jacques is a one-year-old baby boy who lives with his parents in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. His mother is a homemaker, and his father works for a package shipping company. According to his parents, Jacques is a very happy and curious baby.
Jacques was born with a cardiac condition called Tetralogy of Fallot with pulmonary atresia, a complex set of defects that severely limits his heart’s ability to pump blood to his lungs. This causes blood to flow back into his heart.
To determine if Jacques’s condition is operable, he must undergo a cardiac CT scan, a procedure that is not available in Haiti. Therefore, on February 8, Jacques will travel to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic to receive the scan at our medical partner’s care center, Hospital General Plaza de la Salud.
Our medical partner, Haiti Cardiac Alliance, is asking for $985 to cover the costs of Jacques’s travel expenses, CT scan procedure, and lab work.
“My husband and I would like to say thank you to everyone who is helping us with our son’s heart problem,” says Jacques’s mother. “We are glad for everyone’s friendship and kindness.”