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

Sarah
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
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$0
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Fully funded
Sarah's treatment was fully funded on January 9, 2020.

Photo of Sarah post-operation

December 17, 2019

Sarah underwent prep and transport for heart surgery.

During surgery, doctors repaired the abnormality in Sarah’s valve so that blood can now flow through her heart more normally. She should be able to live a full and active life with her repaired heart.

Sarah’s mother shared, “I am so happy to see my daughter smiling and full of energy!”

During surgery, doctors repaired the abnormality in Sarah's valve so that blood can now flow through her heart more normally. She should be ...

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October 17, 2019

Sarah has a cardiac condition called pulmonary atresia, in which one of the four valves of the heart is missing, and blood cannot adequately reach the lungs. Last year, she underwent a procedure called a cardiac catheterization to confirm that her condition can be fixed; now, she is ready to proceed with the surgery. Sarah lives with her parents and older brothers in a neighborhood of Port-au-Prince; she likes playing with her cousins and her neighborhood friends.

Sarah’s mother said, “We know this is a very big surgery for Sarah but are hopeful that when it is done her heart will be normal.”

Sarah has a cardiac condition called pulmonary atresia, in which one of the four valves of the heart is missing, and blood cannot adequately...

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Sarah's Timeline

  • October 17, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • October 22, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Sarah received treatment at Mecenat Centre de Chirurgie Cardiaque. 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 10, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Sarah's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 17, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Sarah's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • January 09, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Sarah's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 20 donors

Funded by 20 donors

Treatment
Overseas Prep and Transportation
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $3,680 for Sarah'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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57% funded

57%funded
$556raised
$412to go

Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Philemon

Philemon is a farmer from Kenya. Philemon is a 22 year old father of one and himself is the first born child of a family of four. Being the first born child in a less fortunate family, Philemon’s roles were defined so fast that he dropped out of school so that his younger siblings could get a chance to proceed with their studies. He opted to do farming with his dad so that they can improve their humble background. Philemon is hardworking and energetic man who is depended by the family for its daily needs. Philemon was well until 9th August when he fell from a tree and sustained injury to his left leg and was diagnosed with an open proximal tibia fracture. Philemon was brought to our hospital and was received by our doctors. He underwent his first surgery to clean and close his wounds. He was then admitted to wait for ORIF surgery. He is unable to stand with his left leg. He can only walk with the able of a walker or being wheeled on a wheel chair. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On August 15th, Philemon underwent a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. He will be able to walk normally after treatment. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $968 to fund this procedure. Philemon says, “I need to walk again, I don’t have a sustainable job to feed my parents and siblings. I also want to make sure that they finish school and get proper education."

57% funded

57%funded
$556raised
$412to go