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Marvens is a five-year-old from Haiti who needs $1,500 to fund prep and transport for cardiac surgery.

Marvens
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  • $1,201 raised, $299 to go
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February 27, 2020

Marvens lives in a rural area in northwestern Haiti with his aunt and uncle and their family. He has not yet started school due to his cardiac illness. He has a condition called Tetralogy of Fallot, which involves several related defects including a hole between the two lower chambers of the heart, and a muscular blockage of one of the valves.

Marvens will fly to Jamaica to receive treatment. On March 4th, he will undergo cardiac surgery, during which doctors will close the hole in his heart with a patch, and remove the muscular blockage. Another organization, Chain of Hope UK, is contributing $6,000 to help pay for surgery.

Marvens’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 Marvens’s family overseas.

His uncle said, “We are hopeful that after this surgery Marvens will become stronger and gain weight so that he can be enrolled in school.”

Marvens lives in a rural area in northwestern Haiti with his aunt and uncle and their family. He has not yet started school due to his cardi...

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Marvens's Timeline

  • February 27, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • February 28, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Marvens's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 04, 2020
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Marvens was scheduled to receive treatment at Bustamante Hospital for Children. 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.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Marvens is currently raising funds for his treatment.

  • TBD
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Marvens's treatment update from Haiti Cardiac Alliance.

Funded by 33 donors

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