Meet another patient

Watsi logo blueWatsi

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

Brice
100%
  • $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...

Read more
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-...

Read more

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

Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Naw En

Naw En is a 31-year-old woman who lives with her husband, two sons and parents in a village in Karen State near the border of Burma and Thailand. Her husband and parents are subsistence farmers. Naw En is a village health worker, and her two sons are primary school students in the village. Although she earns around 100,000 kyat (approx. 100 USD) per month to support her family, she does whatever she can to only charge the villagers she treats for medications provided. Those who cannot afford to pay for the cost of medications are provided medication free of charge. Her family also raises chickens and pigs for their family to eat. The income Naw En earns is just enough to cover their daily expenses, but they have to borrow money to pay for anything else, like basic health care. Naw En learned she was pregnant last August 2021. She went to register her pregnancy at nearby Hlaingbwe Hospital, but the doctor told her to go to Hpa-An General Hospital when she told them that she had high blood pressure and previously needed a c-section delivery. When she went to Hpa-An General Hospital, a nurse told her to go to Taw Win Thu Ka Hospital because they were understaffed due to the coup and humanitarian crisis in their area. Finally, she then registered her pregnancy at Taw Win Thu Ka Hospital last November and received an ultrasound, blood test and urine test. The doctor gave her monthly follow-up appointments to check her high blood pressure and to check that her baby is in the right position. In January, Naw En learned that she will have a girl. “I was very happy to hear this as I already have two sons,” she said. Her doctor has now told her that she will need another c-section to ensure a safe delivery and unable to come up with the money needed, Naw En called her friend who works in Mae Sot to ask for help. Her friend told her about our medical partner Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF) and that she may be able to find assistance in accessing her treatment. Currently, Naw En is taking medication for high blood pressure and feels tired when she walks. She can feel her baby kicking. When her blood pressure is high, she feels dizzy. She feels stressed each time she has to travel to the hospital, as it is located four hours from her home and cost 60,000 kyat (approx. 60 USD) just for the round-trip transportation. She is also worried about the cost of her c-section and that they would have to borrow money if they cannot find donors. In the future, she will continue to work as a village health worker. In her free times, she loves to spend time with her two sons and play with them. Naw En said, “I was happy when BCMF staff told me that donors will help pay for my c-section. Thank you so much to the donors for reliving me of my worries.” She also added, “I am very happy and excited to have a baby girl!”

60% funded

60%funded
$801raised
$527to go

Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.