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Brice from Haiti raised $1,500 to fund surgery prep and transport for his cardiac surgery.

Brice
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Brice's treatment was fully funded on June 28, 2022.
June 28, 2022

Brice passed away before he traveled for heart surgery.

Our medical partner just shared an update with us about Brice that we want to share with you. Brice was scheduled to travel to the Dominican Republic for heart surgery since it is not available within Haiti, but sadly he passed away from his condition a few days before he traveled for his upcoming surgery. We are deeply saddened to share this update and our thoughts are with Brice’s family.

Our medical partner just shared an update with us about Brice that we want to share with you. Brice was scheduled to travel to the Dominican...

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May 31, 2022

Brice is a toddler from Haiti who was born with a heart condition. He lives with his parents and older brother in a neighborhood of Port-au-Prince; his father is an accountant and his mother is a homemaker. Brice has a cardiac condition called ventricular septal defect. A hole exists between the two lower chambers of his heart; blood leaks through this hole without passing through his lungs to obtain oxygen, leaving him weak and short of breath.

Unfortunately the cardiac care Brice needs is not available at any hospital in the country, so he will be flying to the Dominican Republic to receive treatment. On June 29th, he will undergo cardiac surgery, during which surgeons will close the hole in his heart with a patch so that blood can no longer leak through it.

Haiti Cardiac Alliance is contributing $7000 to help pay for surgery, but Brice’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 the cost of getting passports, and the social workers from our medical partner, Haiti Cardiac Alliance, who will accompany Brice’s family overseas.

Brice’s mother said: “Our family will be very happy and relieved once our son’s heart is fixed and he can run and play like other children!”

Brice is a toddler from Haiti who was born with a heart condition. He lives with his parents and older brother in a neighborhood of Port-au-...

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Brice's Timeline

  • May 31, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • June 3, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Brice's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 28, 2022
    FUNDING ENDED

    Brice is no longer raising funds.

  • June 28, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Brice's treatment did not happen. Read the update.

  • June 29, 2022
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Brice was scheduled to receive treatment at Hospital CEDIMAT in Dominican Republic. 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.

Funded by 10 donors

Funded by 10 donors

Treatment
Overseas Prep and Transportation
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $2,380 for Brice'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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