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

Marie
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Marie's treatment was fully funded on May 1, 2018.

Photo of Marie post-operation

April 20, 2018

Marie underwent cardiac surgery.

During surgery, the surgeons were able to repair Marie’s damaged mitral valve so that it functions more normally, avoiding the need to replace it. She will now be able to lead a more normal and active life without further danger from this condition.

She says, “I feel very blessed to have my heart working well, and I am looking forward to doing all of the activities I want to do in Haiti!”

During surgery, the surgeons were able to repair Marie's damaged mitral valve so that it functions more normally, avoiding the need to repla...

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March 28, 2018

Marie is a young woman from Haiti. She lives with her mother, stepfather, and brother in the outskirts of Port-au-Prince. Although she previously attended university, she has not been studying for the past several years due to her heart problem.

Marie has a cardiac condition called rheumatic mitral stenosis. As a teenager, Marie suffered a rheumatic fever, which severely damaged one of the valves of her heart. As a result, blood can no longer flow through it, leaving her sickly and short of breath.

Marie will fly to the United States to receive treatment. On March 28, she will undergo cardiac surgery, during which surgeons will attempt to repair her native valve during an open-heart procedure if possible. Otherwise, they will replace it with a mechanical valve. Another organization, The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano, is contributing $60,000 to pay for surgery.

Marie’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 Marie’s family overseas.

She says, “I am excited to get back to a normal life after my valve surgery!”

Marie is a young woman from Haiti. She lives with her mother, stepfather, and brother in the outskirts of Port-au-Prince. Although she previ...

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Marie's Timeline

  • March 28, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • March 28, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Marie received treatment at Baylor Scott & White Heart 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.

  • March 29, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Marie's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 20, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Marie's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • May 01, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Marie's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 18 donors

Funded by 18 donors

Treatment
Overseas Prep and Transportation
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,980 for Marie's treatment
Subsidies fund $480 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$0
Medical Staff
$450
Medication
$360
Supplies
$0
Travel
$900
Labs
$180
Other
$90

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