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

Saphina
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
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Fully funded
Saphina's treatment was fully funded on December 4, 2014.

Photo of Saphina post-operation

February 12, 2015

Saphina received surgery to treat a congenital heart defect.

Saphina’s medical team shared with us, “During surgery, the hole between the chambers of Saphina’s heart was closed with a patch; the patch is holding well, and no blood is flowing through the former defect. Saphina’s heart has been restored to normal function, and she should not experience any further symptoms from her cardiac defect.”

Saphine said, “I want to say thank you first to God and second to everyone who helped me with this heart surgery! My family says thank you also.”

Saphina's medical team shared with us, "During surgery, the hole between the chambers of Saphina's heart was closed with a patch; the patch ...

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November 8, 2014

“It’s like a dream for me that I won’t be sick anymore,” exclaims 13-year-old Saphina. “I never thought it would be possible!” Saphina, who lives with her father and mother in Haiti, loves attending church, helping her mother with her chores, and studying.

Born with a heart condition called atrioventricular septal defect, there are holes in her heart “between both the upper and lower chambers of the heart, allowing blood to flow freely among them without passing through lungs for oxygen,” shares our medical partner, Haiti Cardiac Alliance. “This makes her sickly and out of breath, and is a life-threatening condition.”

$1,500 will cover treatment to fix Saphina’s heart and prevent any need for further surgery. Let’s make Saphina’s dream a reality and give her access to the medical care she needs!

“It’s like a dream for me that I won’t be sick anymore,” exclaims 13-year-old Saphina. “I never thought it would be possible!” Saphina, who ...

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Saphina's Timeline

  • November 8, 2014
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Saphina was submitted by Owen Robinson at Haiti Cardiac Alliance, our medical partner in Haiti.

  • November 10, 2014
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Saphina received treatment. 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 29, 2014
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Saphina's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 04, 2014
    FULLY FUNDED

    Saphina's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 12, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Saphina. Read the update.

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Jane

Jane is a farmer from Kenya who was well until Friday night, February 28th, when she fell on a hard ground while carrying a bunch of firewood. She visited a nearby health centre but was referred to our facility for specialized treatment secondary to severe pain and inability to stretch her hand. Upon review, x-ray imaging indicated a radial head fracture and a radial head excision with Open Reduction Internal Fixation (ORIF) recommended by doctors. The surgery will allow her to stretch/flex her hand and continue with her normal life duties. Jane is a peasant farmer in the upcountry, planting millet and sorghum on her farm located along the valley. The mother of 8 and a grandmother to several children, she has always worked hard to meet her children's needs. Despite her hard work, Jane faces a lot of social challenges at home. Since her husband was murdered four years ago by unknown persons, Jane developed depression that led to partial psychosis. Due to this condition, Jane is unable to attend to her home duties like before. She no longer does farming like she used to do, now she is left in the hands of her daughter who takes care of her needs. Jane's family is able to raise $98 only. She is requesting the rest of the funds to undergo ORIF. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On March 6th, Jane will undergo a fracture repair procedure. The surgery will reduce further complications and allow Jane be able to utilize her hand with ease. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $771 to fund this procedure. “I hope that I will get well soon. I am missing my home,” says Jane with sweet laughter.

76% funded

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$592raised
$179to go

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.