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

Michelot
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
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$0
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Fully funded
Michelot's treatment was fully funded on November 5, 2018.

Photo of Michelot post-operation

February 19, 2019

Michelot underwent cardiac surgery.

During surgery, Michelot’s damaged valve was removed and replaced with an artificial implant. Although he will need to take daily blood-thinning medication for the rest of his life, he should be able to live a normal and active life without symptoms from his heart condition.

He says, “I had a very good time in the United States, and now I am focused on learning English so that I can go back some day!”

During surgery, Michelot's damaged valve was removed and replaced with an artificial implant. Although he will need to take daily blood-thin...

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September 29, 2018

Michelot is a student from Haiti. He lives in a small village in southwest Haiti with his mother and other relatives. He attends a high school near his home, although he often misses days of class because of his illness.

Michelot has a cardiac condition called rheumatic mitral regurgitation. One of the four valves of his heart is damaged because of an infection he suffered earlier in childhood, and it cannot adequately pump blood through his body.

Michelot will fly to the United States to receive treatment. On November 7, he will undergo cardiac surgery, during which surgeons will remove his damaged valve and implant an artificial replacement. Another organization, The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano, is contributing $35,000 to pay for surgery.

Michelot’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 Michelot’s family overseas.

He says, “I have been praying for a long time that one day I could get my heart fixed. I am very happy to have this chance!”

Michelot is a student from Haiti. He lives in a small village in southwest Haiti with his mother and other relatives. He attends a high scho...

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Michelot's Timeline

  • September 29, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • October 7, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Michelot's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 5, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Michelot's treatment was fully funded.

  • November 20, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Michelot 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.

  • February 19, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Michelot's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 24 donors

Funded by 24 donors

Treatment
Overseas Prep and Transportation
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,980 for Michelot'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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Susan

Susan is a seven-year-old girl in the first grade and the second child in her family. Unfortunately, Susan was involved in a grisly road traffic accident when a vehicle lost control on March 8th, 2021. Five children and the teachers were hit, and one child unfortunately passed away. Susan survived despite sustaining fractures on her right hand and leg. She was brought to our medical partner's care center, Nazareth Hospital, and had a fracture repair surgery on her hand and leg. One week ago the plates were removed. Susan's hand has healed well but she has started having severe pain on her leg. When Susan's parents brought her back to the hospital, a X-Ray showed the fracture has reoccurred, and the surgeon recommended a repeat surgery. Without treatment, Susan will continue experiencing the pain, she may never be able to use her leg again, or her leg may eventually heal with a deformity. Fortunately, the surgeons at Nazareth can help. On July 1st, Susan is scheduled to undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. Afterward, Susan will freed from pain and will be able to use her leg to walk to school and play again. Susan’s father works temporarily as a welder and her mother is a housewife. Their income is limited and their health insurance can no longer cover for another surgery after supporting the previous one. Therefore, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMH), is requesting $1,049 to fund this procedure for Susan. “We thank God that our child is alive as one child died during the accident. We are hoping her surgery can be successful so that we can see her happy again and not in pain. We plead for her surgery sponsorship, ” Susan’s father wishes for her daughter's full recovery.

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$946raised
$103to go

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