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

Kervens
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Kervens's treatment was fully funded on April 10, 2018.

Photo of Kervens post-operation

April 30, 2018

Kervens underwent cardiac surgery.

During surgery, a total of ten different holes in Kervens’s heart were sewn shut or closed with patches. He should now be able to live a normal life with no further risk from this condition.

His mother says, “My son had become an entirely new person since his heart has been fixed!”

During surgery, a total of ten different holes in Kervens's heart were sewn shut or closed with patches. He should now be able to live a nor...

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February 26, 2018

Kervens is a toddler from Haiti. He lives in a small town in far northern Haiti with his mother and grandmother. He likes playing with the children in his neighborhood and helping his mother around the house.

Kervens has a cardiac condition called ventricular septal defect, in which multiple holes exist between the two lower chambers of his heart. Blood leaks through this hole without passing through his lungs to obtain oxygen, leaving him sickly and weak.

He will fly to Toronto to receive treatment. On March 7, he will undergo cardiac surgery. Another organization, The Herbie Fund, is contributing $45,000 to pay for surgery. Kervens’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 Kervens’s family overseas.

His mother says, “I am very excited for Kervens to have more energy and to get sick less often after his surgery.”

Kervens is a toddler from Haiti. He lives in a small town in far northern Haiti with his mother and grandmother. He likes playing with the c...

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Kervens's Timeline

  • February 26, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • February 27, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Kervens's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 8, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Kervens received treatment at The Hospital for Sick Children in Canada. 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.

  • April 10, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Kervens's treatment was fully funded.

  • April 30, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Kervens's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 20 donors

Funded by 20 donors

Treatment
Overseas Prep and Transportation
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $2,380 for Kervens's treatment
Subsidies fund $880 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$0
Medical Staff
$450
Medication
$360
Supplies
$0
Travel
$1,300
Labs
$180
Other
$90

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Kelvin

Kelvin is a bright second grade student and the last born in a family of five. His mother told us that Kelvin likes playing football, reading, and running together with his friends. Kelvin's mother is now a single mom after she separated from her husband many years ago after he engaged in drugs and frequent drinking. “He could not provide for the family anymore...” Kelvin's mother told us. Currently, Kelvin's mother has a small makeshift hotel, known as a Kibanda, where she sells tea, porridge, and mandazi (doughnuts) which is just enough to sustain her children and pay for their house rent. Kelvin has a hemiplegic cerebral palsy condition. When Kelvin was one year old, his mother noticed a bending of the left foot, and as he continued to grow his left foot worsened. Recently, while Kelvin was passing by the market in the village, a lady spotted him and inquired about where he lived. She later called Kelvin's mother and advised her to visit CURE hospital. At the hospital, Kelvin was scheduled to undergo surgery. Fortunately, Kelvin traveled to visit our medical partner's care center, AIC Cure International Hospital. There, surgeons will perform clubfoot repair surgery on August 19th. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,286 to fund Kelvin's treatment. After treatment, he will be able to walk well and play with friends. He will also be able to continue with his studies uninterrupted. Kelvin's mother said, “I am seeking support because I cannot pay the hospital bill, if I can be helped, I will be grateful to see my son walking normally.”

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$1,192raised
$94to go

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