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Dolara from Haiti raised $1,500 to help fund her heart surgery.

Dolara
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Dolara's treatment was fully funded on September 14, 2021.

Photo of Dolara post-operation

October 6, 2021

Dolara underwent heart surgery.

During Dolara’s procedure, doctors first attempted to close the hole near Dolara’s heart with a catheter device, but were unable to do so because her condition was too severe. Instead, they took her for surgery several days later and manually closed the hole with a suture. Dolara has now fully recovered and her family is feeling happy and relieved. We’re all cheering her on for a full life ahead!

Dolara’s mother shared, “I am very happy to see my daughter running and playing with all of her friends!”

During Dolara's procedure, doctors first attempted to close the hole near Dolara's heart with a catheter device, but were unable to do so be...

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September 8, 2021

Dolara is a two-year-old girl who lives with her parents in a neighborhood of Port-au-Prince in Haiti. She has two older brothers and likes drawing and playing with her dolls.

Dolara was born with a condition called patent ductus arteriosus (PDA), in which blood leaks between the major artery and the vein connected to her heart. This leak creates heart failure, leaving Dolara sick and short of breath. Doctors have recommended that Dolara undergo interventional heart catheterization to treat this issue. During the procedure, doctors will use a catheter to plug the hole between the artery and the vein so that blood can flow normally.

Our Medical Partner Haiti Cardiac Alliance is helping her finally undergo treatment and needs $1,500. Dolara’s family is seeking help to relieve her pain and enable her to grow up and play with her siblings and friends.

Dolara’s mother said: “We have been hoping for this chance ever since our daughter was born, and are glad it is finally here!”

Dolara is a two-year-old girl who lives with her parents in a neighborhood of Port-au-Prince in Haiti. She has two older brothers and likes ...

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Dolara's Timeline

  • September 8, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Dolara was submitted by Owen Robinson, Executive Director at Haiti Cardiac Alliance.

  • September 9, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Dolara's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 13, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Dolara received treatment at Clinica Corominas in Haiti. 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.

  • September 14, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Dolara's treatment was fully funded.

  • October 6, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Dolara. Read the update.

Funded by 17 donors

Funded by 17 donors

Treatment
Interventional heart catheterization
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $7,290 for Dolara's treatment
Subsidies fund $5,790 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$4,500
Medical Staff
$450
Medication
$360
Supplies
$0
Travel
$1,710
Labs
$180
Other
$90

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Blessings

Blessings is a beautiful 5-month-old girl and the only child in her young family. Her mother hopes to return to finishing school once Blessings is stronger and healthier. Blessings’s grandmother has stopped working to help take care of her grandchild and their family relies on Blessings’s grandfather who is employed as a gardener. Blessings has been diagnosed with hydrocephalus, a condition in which excess cerebrospinal fluid accumulates in the brain and increases intracranial pressure. As a result of her condition, Blessings has been experiencing increasing head circumference. Her mother gathered some funds with the help of Blessing’s grandmother and took her to a hospital. She was examined and the doctor requested a scan. At that moment their family did not have any money for the scan and they had to go home without knowing the way forward. While at home, they gathered more funds and went to another facility. Blessings was examined again and a scan was done. This center then referred their family to another facility in Nairobi for treatment. They shared that they went back home with the hopes of Blessings getting treated crushed as they could not afford the treatment that she needed. Thankfully, our medical partner's mobile clinic team visited the area where a relative referred them to their clinic. Blessings was examined and referred to BethanyKids Hospital, where she can finally undergo surgery. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $720 to cover the cost of surgery for Blessings that will treat her hydrocephalus. The procedure is scheduled to take place on April 6th and will drain the excess fluid from Blessings's brain. This will reduce intracranial pressure and greatly improve her quality of life. With proper treatment, Blessings will hopefully develop into a strong, healthy young girl. Blessings’s mother says, “I would like my child to be treated so that she is healthy and I can go back to school."

42% funded

42%funded
$305raised
$415to go

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