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

Love Faela
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
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Love Faela's treatment was fully funded on December 1, 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 function, says our medical partner, Haiti Cardiac Alliance. “Love Faela was treated in intensive care after surgery in an ongoing effort to strengthen her heart’s function, but unfortunately 10 days following surgery she passed away in the hospital.”

We are saddened to share news of Love Faela’s death, but are committed to transparently reporting all outcomes, even those we wish were different. Thank you for making it possible for Love Faela to access the care she needed.

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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November 16, 2015

Three-year-old Love Faela lives with her parents, grandparents, and two older siblings in Haiti. She likes wearing frilly dresses and listening to her mother sing.

Our medical partner, Haiti Cardiac Alliance (HCA), tells us, “Love Faela was born with a congenital heart condition called tetralogy of Fallot.” The condition accounts for one third of all cases of congenital heart disease in patients younger than 15 years old.

“[Tetralogy of Fallot] involves several related defects, including a hole between two chambers of the heart and a muscular blockage of one of the heart’s valves,” HCA continues. “As a result, Love Faela’s heart cannot deliver enough oxygen to her body, and she is sickly and weak. If untreated, the condition would be fatal.”

Treatment for Love Faela is surgery to close the hole between the chambers of her heart and open the obstructed heart valve. “Following surgery,” HCA explains, “normal circulation should be restored to Love Faela’s heart, and she should be able to lead a normal life.”

For $1500, HCA will provide the overseas preparation and transportation required for Love Faela’s treatment. Gift of Life International is donating $5000 to cover the remaining treatment costs.

“We are praising God that Love Faela can have surgery for her heart problem,” her mother shares.

Three-year-old Love Faela lives with her parents, grandparents, and two older siblings in Haiti. She likes wearing frilly dresses and listen...

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Love Faela's Timeline

  • November 16, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • November 17, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    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
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

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

  • December 1, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Love Faela's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 4, 2016
    TREATMENT UPDATE

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

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