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Success! Gedeon from Haiti raised $1,500 to undergo prep for heart surgery.

Gedeon
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Gedeon's treatment was fully funded on December 20, 2019.

Photo of Gedeon post-operation

October 22, 2019

Gedeon to undergo prep for heart surgery.

During surgery, Gedeon’s damaged valve was removed and an artificial valve was implanted in its place. Although he will need to take medications for the rest of his life, he should be able to live an active and healthy life with his new valve.

From Gedeon: “I feel so much stronger and healthier than I ever did before surgery!”

During surgery, Gedeon's damaged valve was removed and an artificial valve was implanted in its place. Although he will need to take medicat...

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September 16, 2019

Gedeon is a student from Haiti. He lives in Port-au-Prince with his mother and two older sisters. He is in high school and would like to study to become a doctor. Gedeon has a cardiac condition called rheumatic mitral regurgitation. One of the four valves of his heart was severely damaged as a result of an infection suffered in childhood; as a result, his heart cannot adequately pump blood through his body.

Gedeon will fly to the United States to receive treatment. On September 16th, he will undergo cardiac surgery, during which surgeons will replace his damaged valve with an artificial implant. Another organization, Baylor Scott and White Heart Hospital, is contributing $40,000 to pay for surgery.

Gedeon’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 Gedeon’s family overseas.

Gedeon said, “I am excited to be able to visit a new country and to get my heart back to normal.”

Gedeon is a student from Haiti. He lives in Port-au-Prince with his mother and two older sisters. He is in high school and would like to stu...

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Gedeon's Timeline

  • September 16, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • September 22, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Gedeon's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 23, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Gedeon received treatment at Baylor Scott & White Heart Hospital. 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.

  • October 22, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Gedeon's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • December 20, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Gedeon's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 34 donors

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