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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
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$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, our medical partner in Haiti.

  • 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. 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 07, 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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Zin is a 37-year-old woman from Burma. She lives with her husband, son and two daughters in Myawaddy, Karen State. Her 17-year-old son and 13-year-old daughter go to school while her youngest daughter stays home as she is still very young. To make a living, Zin used to make different Burmese snacks and sell them at the nearby villages. But she recently stopped working due to her health condition. Sometimes, her husband works as a day labourer but Zin said she does not know how much he earns from that. Six months ago, Zin started to experience stomach-ache so she went to a clinic. The doctor there did not do any investigations, instead, just prescribed her oral medication. Although Zin felt better with the medications she received at the clinic, her symptom returned after two months and she went back to see the same doctor. The doctor again prescribed her medications, but they only relieved her symptoms for a short time. In early September, Zin felt like her stomach-ache has worsened. She had it more often and the medications that she received at the clinic did not help her anymore. On 12 September 2019, Zin had a severe stomach-ache and for the last time, she returned to see the same doctor. On this visit, the doctor performed an ultrasound and said that there are stones in her common bile duct (CBD), a duct that carries bile from the gallbladder and liver into the duodenum (upper part of the small intestine). Zin has been advised to undergo a biliary obstruction repair, a procedure to repair the blockage of the bile ducts, which carry bile from the liver to the gallbladder. If left untreated, Zin's symptoms will continue to worsen and put her at risk for further health complications in the future. After seeking treatment through our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF), Zin is scheduled to undergo her biliary obstruction repair on October 03. BCMF is requesting $1,500 to cover the total cost of Zin's procedure and care. Zin said, “I cannot do anything now. I want to get well soon and start working again. If not, my family will not have enough food”.

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