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Success! Phebe from Haiti raised $1,500 to fund replacement of a pacemaker for her heart.

Phebe
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Phebe's treatment was fully funded on September 25, 2020.

Photo of Phebe post-operation

September 27, 2020

Phebe underwent replacement of a pacemaker for her heart.

During the procedure, Phebe’s pacemaker and wires that had become infected were successfully extracted from Phebe’s chest. A new, more advanced pacemaker that doesn’t require wires was implanted in its place. Phebe is now doing very well and showing no signs of repeat infection. She will continue to have regular cardiac check-ups and is looking forward to a healthier road ahead.

Phebe shared, “I am so happy to be back to normal and would like to say thank you to everyone!”

During the procedure, Phebe's pacemaker and wires that had become infected were successfully extracted from Phebe's chest. A new, more advan...

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September 17, 2020

Phebe is a young woman from Haiti who underwent cardiac surgery in 2010 to close a hole between the two lower chambers of her heart. Although the surgery was successful in closing the hole, it left her with a condition in which her heart muscle was no longer able to properly transmit electrical pulses so that it could beat normally. To protect her heart, a pacemaker was implanted. Last month, the pacemaker was partially replaced with a new one because its battery had been depleted; following the procedure, however, she developed an infection that has rendered the pacemaker non-sterile, and as a result, the pacemaker and associated wires have to be taken out and replaced.

Phebe will travel to the north of the country to Hospital Sacre-Coeur where they can safely carry out the pacemaker implantation.

Phebe lives in Port-au-Prince with her older brother, his wife, and their family; she is a university student studying accounting. Phebe shared with us, “I would like to thank everyone for continuing to support me so that I can get completely healthy!”

Phebe is a young woman from Haiti who underwent cardiac surgery in 2010 to close a hole between the two lower chambers of her heart. Althoug...

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Phebe's Timeline

  • September 17, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Phebe was submitted by Owen Robinson, Executive Director at Haiti Cardiac Alliance, our medical partner in Haiti.

  • September 18, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Phebe received treatment at Hopital Sacre-Coeur. 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.

  • September 21, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Phebe's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 25, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Phebe's treatment was fully funded.

  • September 27, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Phebe's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 29 donors

Funded by 29 donors

Treatment
Pacemaker Implantation
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,500 for Phebe's treatment
Hospital Fees
$1,300
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$0
Supplies
$0
Travel
$200

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