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Success! Dachena from Haiti raised $1,500 to fund prep and transport for heart surgery.

Dachena
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Dachena's treatment was fully funded on January 24, 2020.

Photo of Dachena post-operation

November 13, 2019

Dachena underwent prep and transport for heart surgery.

During surgery, surgeons were able to repair Dachena’s mitral valve so that it can pump blood through her body more normally. She should be able to live a full and healthy life with her repaired valve.

Dachena said, “I would like to thank everyone who helped me and who was so nice to me!”

During surgery, surgeons were able to repair Dachena's mitral valve so that it can pump blood through her body more normally. She should be ...

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October 29, 2019

Dachena is a student from Haiti. She lives with her parents, grandparents, and siblings in a neighborhood of Port-au-Prince. She likes going to school and singing in her church choir. Dachena has a cardiac condition called rheumatic mitral regurgitation. One of the four valves of her heart was severely damaged by a rheumatic fever she suffered in childhood, and can no longer adequately pump blood through her body.

Dachena will fly to the Dominican Republic to receive treatment. On October 29th, she will undergo cardiac surgery, during which surgeons will attempt to repair her valve; if they are unable to do so, they will implant an artificial replacement. Another organization, The Mitral Foundation, is contributing $7500 to pay for surgery.

Dachena’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 Dachena’s family overseas.

Dachena said, “I hope that after surgery I will have more energy to do the things I enjoy!”

Dachena is a student from Haiti. She lives with her parents, grandparents, and siblings in a neighborhood of Port-au-Prince. She likes going...

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Dachena's Timeline

  • October 29, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • October 29, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Dachena received treatment at Hospital CEDIMAT. 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.

  • November 12, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Dachena's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 13, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Dachena's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • January 24, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Dachena's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 30 donors

Funded by 30 donors

Treatment
Overseas Prep and Transportation
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $2,380 for Dachena's treatment
Subsidies fund $880 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$0
Medical Staff
$450
Medication
$360
Supplies
$0
Travel
$1,300
Labs
$180
Other
$90

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