Love Faela from Haiti raised $1,500 for life-saving heart surgery.

Love Faela
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Love Faela's treatment was fully funded on December 1, 2015.
  • Love Faela's story
  • Love Faela's update
November 16, 2015
January 4, 2016

Love Faela sadly and unexpectedly passed away after receiving care.

During surgery, Love Faela's cardiac condition was repaired. However, after surgery, her heart failed to fully regain its ventricular functi...

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Love Faela's Timeline

  • November 16, 2015

    Love Faela was submitted by Owen Robinson, Executive Director at International Cardiac Alliance.

  • November 17, 2015

    Love Faela received treatment at Open Hearts Haiti in United States. 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.

  • November 27, 2015

    Love Faela's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 1, 2015

    Love Faela's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 4, 2016

    We received an update on Love Faela. Read the update.

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Hassan is an only child whose parents separated before he was born. Prior to his birth, Hassan's mother worked alongside his grandmother, doing farm work to earn income. After Hassan was born, his mother had to stop working so she could take care of him. Hassan was diagnosed with spina bifida at birth, a condition that occurs when a developing baby's spinal cord fails to develop or close properly while in the womb. Hassan had a swelling on his back that was open and leaking. He was admitted in hospital for a few days while his mother was taught how to dress the wound. An MRI and a CT scan were done and he was scheduled for surgery weeks later. While home, his mother continued with the wound dressings as instructed until the leaking stopped. During one of the post-natal clinics, Hassan and his mother were referred to our medical partner's care center, BethanyKids, for treatment. Upon arrival at BethanyKids, Hassan was examined and was additionally diagnosed with hydrocephalus, a build up of fluids in the brain. He was then scheduled for a spina bifida repair surgery, and the mother was told that once he recovered, he would be scheduled for a shunt insertion surgery. Due to financial challenges and a loss of income for Hassan's mother, the family is unable to meet the medical expenses. Without treatment, Hassan is at risk of lower-limb paralysis, infection of the exposed nervous tissue, development of tethered cord syndrome, and possible developmental delays. Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is helping Hassan receive treatment. On March 15th, surgeons at BethanyKids will conduct a spina bifida closure surgery to promote Hassan's healthy growth and development. Now, Hassan's family needs help to fund this $1,151 procedure. Hassan’s mother says, “A while back, I had already given up on Hassan's treatment. Because the community had never seen such a condition, I was told that I would always get children who have different medical conditions. After coming to this facility, I realized that this was not the case. My hopes were raised again and now I’m looking forward to the best outcome in Hassan’s treatment.”

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