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Success! Cherly from Haiti raised $1,500 to fund prep for cardiac surgery.

Cherly
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Cherly's treatment was fully funded on January 7, 2019.

Photo of Cherly post-operation

December 18, 2018

Cherly underwent cardiac surgery.

During surgery, Cherly’s damaged valve was removed, and an artificial valve was implanted in its place. Cherly’s heart can now circulate blood to her body normally, and she should have no further symptoms from her heart condition.

She says, “I would like to say thank you to everyone who helped with my heart surgery, and I am looking forward to spending the holidays with my family!”

During surgery, Cherly's damaged valve was removed, and an artificial valve was implanted in its place. Cherly's heart can now circulate blo...

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November 19, 2018

Cherly is a young adult from Haiti. She lives with her husband and 15-year-old daughter in Port-au-Prince. She is not currently working due to her heart condition. Cherly has a cardiac condition called rheumatic mitral and aortic regurgitation. Two of the valves of her heart are damaged as a result of an infection she suffered a number of years ago. As a result, her heart cannot adequately circulate blood through her body, and she is in heart failure.

Cherly will fly to United States to receive treatment. On November 21, she will undergo cardiac surgery, during which surgeons will replace two of the damaged valves in her heart with artificial valves. Another organization, the Heart Hospital Baylor Plano, is contributing $75,000 to pay for surgery.

Cherly’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 Cherly’s family overseas.

She says, “I am looking forward to this surgery so I can spend more time doing things with my daughter.”

Cherly is a young adult from Haiti. She lives with her husband and 15-year-old daughter in Port-au-Prince. She is not currently working due ...

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Cherly's Timeline

  • November 19, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • November 20, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Cherly's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 26, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Cherly 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 18, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Cherly's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • January 7, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Cherly's treatment was fully funded.

Treatment
Overseas Prep and Transportation
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,980 for Cherly'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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U Nyan is a 62-year-old man who lives with his wife in Mon State, Burma. He used to work as a tricycle taxi driver as well as a day labourer but since he had stroke around three months ago, he stopped working. His wife also had a stroke and cannot work. They have a daughter who works across the border in Bangkok, and she sends them some money every three or four months. However, the amount that her daughter sends is not enough for U Nyan and his wife for their daily expenses and they shared that, occasionally, their neighbor also gives them food. Recently, U Nyan noticed a small lump on his left elbow, which rapidly became enlarged and painful. Currently, U Nyan is in a lot of pain and cannot sleep. After seeking treatment at various clinics and hospitals, U Nyan was finally referred to Mawlamyine Christian Leprosy Hospital (MCLH) where he was diagnosed with an abscess around his left elbow joint and scheduled for surgery on May 9th. When he told the doctor that he could not afford to pay for his surgery, the doctor referred him to our medical partner Burma Children Medical Fund for financial assistance accessing surgery. He has already borrowed about $350 so far to help with his diagnosis and treatment, and people in his community have pitched in to support him financially. Our medical partner is helping him raise $760 for his surgery. “After surgery I want to go home and look after my wife. I want to listen to sermons, meditate and do good deeds,” shared U Nyan.

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$103raised
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