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

Jibens
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Jibens's treatment was fully funded on December 31, 2018.

Photo of Jibens post-operation

December 18, 2018

Jibens underwent cardiac surgery.

During the procedure, a balloon was inserted in Jibens’s valve and inflated to stretch the valve open to a near-normal size. Jibens should be able to lead an active life with no further danger from this condition.

His father says, “We are so happy to see Jibens running and playing with all of the other children!”

During the procedure, a balloon was inserted in Jibens's valve and inflated to stretch the valve open to a near-normal size. Jibens should b...

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October 31, 2018

Jibens is a student from Haiti. He lives in a very rural area in the mountains of southwest Haiti with his parents and three siblings. His parents are farmers. Jibens is in the second grade and enjoys going to school.

Jibens has a cardiac condition called pulmonary stenosis. One of the four valves in his heart is too narrow, preventing blood from flowing through it and causing the blood to back up into his heart.

Jibens will fly to the United States to receive treatment. On November 14, he will undergo cardiac surgery, during which surgeons will insert a catheter with a balloon on the tip into his valve, and then inflate the balloon to stretch the valve open to a more normal size. Another organization, Gift of Life International, is contributing $12,000 to pay for surgery.

Jibens’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 Jibens’s family overseas.

His mother says, “I am very happy that Jibens can have this surgery so that he can walk to school without getting tired.”

Jibens is a student from Haiti. He lives in a very rural area in the mountains of southwest Haiti with his parents and three siblings. His p...

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Jibens's Timeline

  • October 31, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • November 04, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Jibens's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 14, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Jibens received treatment at St. Francis 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.

  • December 18, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Jibens's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • December 31, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Jibens's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 37 donors

Funded by 37 donors

Treatment
Overseas Prep and Transportation
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $3,680 for Jibens'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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