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Lensley from Haiti raised $1,500 for surgery to address congenital heart disease.

Lensley
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Fully funded
Lensley's treatment was fully funded on December 9, 2014.

Photo of Lensley post-operation

February 27, 2015

Lensley received life-saving heart surgery.

“During surgery, the defects in Lensley’s heart were closed, restoring full circulation to his body,” Lensley’s doctor at our medical partner Haiti Cardiac Alliance writes. “He should now be able to live a full childhood with no ongoing cardiac symptoms.”

Lensley’s mother says, “I am excited to see Lensley start to put on weight - he has been so small, but now I hope he will grow to be the same size as other children!”

"During surgery, the defects in Lensley's heart were closed, restoring full circulation to his body," Lensley's doctor at our medical partne...

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November 15, 2014

“Lensley was born with a heart condition called tetralogy of fallot, which involves several related defects and holes in the heart that together prevent blood from adequately flowing to his lungs and throughout his body,” our medical partner, Haiti Cardiac Alliance (HCA), writes about this baby boy from Haiti. “Lensley has been very sick since birth, and although he is 12 months old he only weighs nine pounds.”

Clinicians will be able to perform surgery to address Lensley’s heart defects thanks to the generosity of the International Children’s Heart Foundation. $5000 will cover a majority of the cost of the procedure, but things like the cost for Lensley’s overseas transport remain unfunded.

With $1500 we can fund the rest of Lensley’s care and get him back on track.

“We have been so worried because Lensley won’t grow no matter what we try to do,” says Lensley’s mother. “We are excited to see him start to get bigger after surgery!”

"Lensley was born with a heart condition called tetralogy of fallot, which involves several related defects and holes in the heart that toge...

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Lensley's Timeline

  • November 15, 2014
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Lensley was submitted by Owen Robinson at Haiti Cardiac Alliance.

  • November 18, 2014
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Lensley 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.

  • December 5, 2014
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Lensley's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 9, 2014
    FULLY FUNDED

    Lensley's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 27, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Lensley. Read the update.

Funded by 57 donors

Funded by 57 donors

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Lesina is a married mother of two. Her firstborn was born in 1995 and has special needs that require a lot of support from Lesina. Lesina likes spending a lot of time with her and ensures her safety all the time. Her other child is 13 and is a 5th grade student. Lesina sells tomatoes at a nearby market while her husband is a driver. They own a three-bedroom iron sheet-roofed house for shelter. She also raises some local chickens with free-range farming, but shared that most of them were stolen. Currently, her family has no land where they can do farming and usually has to buy food from the market. Lesina was well until 2019 when she started having a lot of abdominal pains and other symptoms. She went to a clinic and was given medication which helped for while. But, her condition kept recurring. In 2020, she started feeling a hard mass on the left side of her abdomen and when she came to the hospital again the clinician ordered a cancer screening for her. During the procedure, the nurse felt a mass that is suggestive of uterine fibroids. She was referred to a gynecologist who after scanning and examination confirmed the diagnosis of uterine fibroids and ordered surgical intervention of a procedure called total abdominal hysterectomy (TAH) which is the full removal of the uterus. Fibroids are abnormal growths that develop in or on a woman's uterus. Sometimes these growths become quite large and cause severe abdominal pain and heavy bleeding. If left untreated, fibroids can continue to grow, both in size and number and the symptoms will become worse. The fibroids' pain may increase and the heavy bleeding may become worse leading to anemia which may be fatal. After the surgery, it is expected that Lesina will stop having abdominal pains and heavy bleedings and will lead a full, healthy life. She is scheduled for surgery on January 3rd and is appealing for financial support. Lesina says, “I have heard that some uterine fibroids can burst and cause serious problems, I don’t want that to happen to me. My handicapped firstborn needs me in sound health to continue caring for her. Kindly support my surgery.”

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Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Samrach

Samrach is a 27-year-old clothing factory worker. He's is married with two small children. His daughter is six years old and just starting the first grade, and his son is nine months old. His wife is also a factory worker in their province. He likes to play with his children and listen to music. Ten months ago, on his way home from the factory, Samrach was in a motorcycle crash. He suffered fractures of the femur, clavicle, forearm, and multiple other injuries. He lost his left leg below the knee due to the trauma injury, and spent three months in a provincial hospital. A local taxi driver told him about the specialty care at our medical partner Children's Surgical Center (CSC). Doctors have diagnosed him with a brachial plexus injury on his left side. The brachial plexus is a nerve network that transmits signals from the spine to the shoulder, arm, and hand. Injuries to this nerve network can result in loss of function and sensation. He cannot lift his left shoulder, bend his elbow, or use his hand. He feels unwell and shared that he often feels very depressed that he cannot work or support his family. Samrach traveled to our medical partner's care center to receive treatment. On January 6th, he will undergo a brachial plexus repair surgery. After recovery, he hopes to regain the use of his arm so he can find work in the factory again. Our medical partner is requesting $696 to fund this life-changing procedure. Samrach said: "I hope this surgery will work for me, and I can start working again to have money to feed my children and make sure they go to school."

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