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

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Fully funded
Alex's treatment was fully funded on April 14, 2021.
  • Alex's story
  • Alex's update
March 22, 2021

Photo of Alex post-operation

June 3, 2021

Alex underwent his cardiac surgery.

During surgery, Alex's faulty heart valve was removed and a mechanical replacement was implanted. Although Alex will require daily blood-thi...

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Alex's Timeline

  • March 22, 2021

    Alex was submitted by Owen Robinson, Executive Director at International Cardiac Alliance.

  • March 24, 2021

    Alex's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 14, 2021

    Alex's treatment was fully funded.

  • May 19, 2021

    Alex received treatment at Health City Cayman Islands in Cayman Islands. 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.

  • June 3, 2021

    Alex's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 38 donors

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Chrispine is a four-year-old boy from Malawi. He has two other siblings, one twin brother and one sister. His mother Everes, had two sets of twins, but tragically lost one of the girls shortly after birth. Christpine's mother sells vegetables and her husband is a farm worker. Chrispine likes playing and enjoys all kinds of food. Chrispine was born with bilateral inguinal hernia, which are lumps on both sides of the lower abdomen resulting from a weakness of the abdominal wall. His mother has been awaiting for an opportunity for surgery at a nearby hospital, but recently Chrispine has been experiencing a lot of pain. The condition has also affected his mother's ability to work, which has caused an income reduction for the family. A former beneficiary of the surgery support program at our medical partner's care facility, Partners in Hope Medical Centre, advised the family to seek help there. The diagnosis of bilateral inguinal hernia was confirmed and the need for a surgical intervention emphasized. Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is helping Chrispine receive treatment. On March 19th, surgeons at PIH will perform a hernia repair surgery, after which Chrispine is expected to make a full recovery. Now, Chrispine's family needs help to fund this $575 procedure. Chrispine's mother says, “I am grateful for the entire support given to my son and I am finally looking forward to surgery that will bring the long-awaited healing.”

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