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Success! Colette from Haiti raised $1,500 to fund prep and transport for heart surgery.

Colette
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Colette's treatment was fully funded on July 12, 2020.

Photo of Colette post-operation

March 4, 2020

Colette underwent prep and transport for heart surgery.

During her surgery, doctors removed Colette’s damaged valve and implanted a mechanical valve in its place. Although she will require lifelong blood thinners, she should be able to lead a normal and healthy life with her new valve.

“I would like to thank everyone who made my surgery such a positive experience for me!”

During her surgery, doctors removed Colette's damaged valve and implanted a mechanical valve in its place. Although she will require lifelon...

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December 9, 2019

Colette is a young mother from Haiti. She lives with her husband and baby son in a neighborhood of Port-au-Prince. Colette has a cardiac condition called rheumatic mitral regurgitation. One of the four valves of her heart was severely damaged due to a rheumatic fever she suffered a number of years ago, and it cannot adequately pump blood through her body.

Colette will fly to the United States to receive treatment. On December 11th, she will undergo cardiac surgery, during which surgeons will remove her damaged valve and implant an artificial replacement. Another organization, Baylor Scott and White Heart Hospital, is contributing funds to pay for surgery.

Colette’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 Colette’s family overseas.

“I am very relieved I can have this surgery so that I know I will be alive to take care of my son,” Colette shared.

Colette is a young mother from Haiti. She lives with her husband and baby son in a neighborhood of Port-au-Prince. Colette has a cardiac con...

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Colette's Timeline

  • December 9, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • December 11, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Colette received treatment at Baylor Scott & White Heart Hospital 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.

  • December 11, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Colette's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 4, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Colette's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • July 12, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Colette's treatment was fully funded.

Treatment
Overseas Prep and Transportation
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,980 for Colette'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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Kelvin

Kelvin is a bright second grade student and the last born in a family of five. His mother told us that Kelvin likes playing football, reading, and running together with his friends. Kelvin's mother is now a single mom after she separated from her husband many years ago after he engaged in drugs and frequent drinking. “He could not provide for the family anymore...” Kelvin's mother told us. Currently, Kelvin's mother has a small makeshift hotel, known as a Kibanda, where she sells tea, porridge, and mandazi (doughnuts) which is just enough to sustain her children and pay for their house rent. Kelvin has a hemiplegic cerebral palsy condition. When Kelvin was one year old, his mother noticed a bending of the left foot, and as he continued to grow his left foot worsened. Recently, while Kelvin was passing by the market in the village, a lady spotted him and inquired about where he lived. She later called Kelvin's mother and advised her to visit CURE hospital. At the hospital, Kelvin was scheduled to undergo surgery. Fortunately, Kelvin traveled to visit our medical partner's care center, AIC Cure International Hospital. There, surgeons will perform clubfoot repair surgery on August 19th. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,286 to fund Kelvin's treatment. After treatment, he will be able to walk well and play with friends. He will also be able to continue with his studies uninterrupted. Kelvin's mother said, “I am seeking support because I cannot pay the hospital bill, if I can be helped, I will be grateful to see my son walking normally.”

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.