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Success! Deborah from Haiti raised $1,500 to fund prep and overseas transportation for life-changing cardiac surgery.

Deborah
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Deborah's treatment was fully funded on June 21, 2022.

Photo of Deborah post-operation

June 28, 2022

Deborah travelled oversees and underwent life-saving cardiac surgery.

During surgery, doctors sewed a patch over the hole in Deborah’s heart so that blood can no longer leak through it. Her doctors report that she should be able to live a full and active life with no further symptoms from this condition.

Deborah’s mother said: “Our family is very happy and relieved that our daughter’s heart is finally healed!”

During surgery, doctors sewed a patch over the hole in Deborah's heart so that blood can no longer leak through it. Her doctors report that ...

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February 28, 2022

Deborah is a nine-year-old student from Haiti. She lives with her parents, several siblings, and her grandparents. She enjoys singing and listening to music in her free time.

Deborah has a cardiac condition called atrial septal defect, where a hole exists between the two upper chambers of her heart. Blood leaks through this hole without properly circulating through her body, leaving her feeling sick and weak.

To receive treatment, Deborah will fly to Dominican Republic. On March 2nd, she will undergo cardiac surgery, during which surgeons will sew a patch over the hole in her heart so that blood can no longer leak through it. Our medical partner, Haiti Cardiac Alliance, is also contributing $8,000 to pay for her surgery.

Deborah’s family needs help raising money to fund the costs of her surgery prep. The $1,500 prep bill covers labs, medicines, and check-up and follow-up appointments. It also supports passport obtainment and the social workers from our medical partner who will accompany Deborah’s family overseas for her surgery.

Deborah’s father shared, “our family has been praying for years for this surgery to happen, and would like to say thank you to everyone who is helping!”

Deborah is a nine-year-old student from Haiti. She lives with her parents, several siblings, and her grandparents. She enjoys singing and li...

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Deborah's Timeline

  • February 28, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • March 2, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Deborah received treatment at Hospital CEDIMAT in Dominican Republic. 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.

  • March 3, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Deborah's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 21, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Deborah's treatment was fully funded.

  • June 28, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Deborah's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 38 donors

Treatment
Overseas Prep and Transportation
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $2,380 for Deborah's treatment
Subsidies fund $880 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$0
Medical Staff
$450
Medication
$360
Supplies
$0
Travel
$1,300
Labs
$180
Other
$90

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.