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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
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$0
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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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Ronald is a middle-aged farmer from Kenya who is the thirdborn in a family of six. He and his family all live in semi-permanent houses and work as small-scale farmers. His father passed away years ago, so his mother, who is diabetic, was left to care for the children alone. Ronald studied up to the college level, but he could not secure a job in his field, so he now works as a casual laborer. He also helps his mother with house chores since she is sick and on medication, making it difficult for her to do them alone. With the income he earns through doing casual labor, Ronald helps support his family's basic day-to-day needs. Ronald was recently involved in a road traffic accident while traveling as a passenger on a motorbike. After his driver lost control due to being hit by another motorbike, they both fell on the tarmacked road, and the motorbike landed on Ronald's lower limbs. Fortunately, there were people around who helped them, but he could not manage to stand. He had to be lifted onto a passenger service vehicle, which took him to the hospital. Since he sustained an open fracture to his foot during the accident, it was treated as an emergency, and he was immediately taken to the operating room for cleaning and debridement. He was then admitted to the ward and is now waiting to undergo fracture repair surgery. He is currently in pain and unable to use his limb Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On August 12th, Ronald will undergo a fracture repair procedure called an open reduction and internal fixation. After the procedure, he will no longer be in pain and will be able to walk and work again. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,145 to fund this procedure. Ronald says, "I earn a living through casual jobs, which some are near and some are far from home. This state has actually brought me down. Please help me so that I may not be a burden once I am able to work.”

76% funded

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$872raised
$273to go

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