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

Esther
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Esther's treatment was fully funded on February 1, 2018.

Photo of Esther post-operation

January 3, 2018

Esther underwent cardiac surgery.

During surgery, the damaged valve in Esther’s heart was removed and replaced with an artificial implant. Her heart can now circulate blood to her body more normally, and she should be able to live with few symptoms from this condition.

She says, “I am very grateful to everyone who helped me have this chance to get better!”

During surgery, the damaged valve in Esther's heart was removed and replaced with an artificial implant. Her heart can now circulate blood t...

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December 11, 2017

Esther is a young woman from Haiti. She lives with her younger sister in Port-au-Prince. She was previously a teacher but has had to stop working due to her heart condition. Esther has a cardiac condition called severe mitral regurgitation. One of the four valves in her heart has become severely damaged from rheumatic fever, and can no longer adequately circulate blood to the rest of her body.

Esther will fly to the United States to receive treatment. On December 12, she will undergo cardiac surgery, during which surgeons will replace her damaged valve with an artificial implant. Another organization, The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano, is contributing $65,000 to pay for surgery.

Esther’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 Esther’s family overseas.

She says, “I would like to say thank you to everyone who is helping me to travel for this surgery!”

Esther is a young woman from Haiti. She lives with her younger sister in Port-au-Prince. She was previously a teacher but has had to stop wo...

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Esther's Timeline

  • December 11, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Esther was submitted by Owen Robinson, Executive Director at Haiti Cardiac Alliance, our medical partner in Haiti.

  • December 11, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Esther's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 12, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Esther received treatment at The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano. 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.

  • January 03, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Esther's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • February 01, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Esther's treatment was fully funded.

Treatment
Overseas Prep and Transportation
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,980 for Esther's treatment
Subsidies fund $480 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$0
Medical Staff
$450
Medication
$360
Supplies
$0
Travel
$900
Labs
$180
Other
$90

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.