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Success! Matteo from Haiti raised $1,500 to fund interventional heart catheterization.

Matteo
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Fully funded
Matteo's treatment was fully funded on July 9, 2018.

Photo of Matteo post-operation

May 30, 2018

Matteo underwent interventional heart catheterization.

During the procedure, a balloon was used to stretch Matteo’s valve open to a more normal size. Blood can now flow through it more freely, and he should be able to lead a healthy and active life without further issues from this condition.

During the procedure, a balloon was used to stretch Matteo's valve open to a more normal size. Blood can now flow through it more freely, an...

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May 24, 2018

Matteo is a boy from Haiti. He lives in Port-au-Prince with his parents and younger brother. He is a fifth grade student, and likes watching soccer games and listening to music.

Matteo suffers from a condition called severe pulmonary stenosis, in which one of the four valves of his heart is too small. As a result, blood backs up into his heart, leading to heart failure. This will eventually be fatal.

Fortunately, Matteo will undergo interventional heart catheterization on May 24. During the procedure, doctors will use a catheter tipped with a balloon to stretch Matteo’s valve open to a more normal size.

Our medical partner, Haiti Cardiac Alliance, is asking for $1,500 to cover the costs of Matteo’s travel expenses, catheterization procedure, and lab work.

He says, “I am excited to be able to play soccer after my heart is fixed.”

Matteo is a boy from Haiti. He lives in Port-au-Prince with his parents and younger brother. He is a fifth grade student, and likes watching...

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Matteo's Timeline

  • May 24, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • May 24, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Matteo received treatment at Clinica Corominas. 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.

  • May 25, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Matteo's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 30, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Matteo's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • July 09, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Matteo's treatment was fully funded.

Treatment
Interventional heart catheterization
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $7,290 for Matteo's treatment
Subsidies fund $5,790 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$4,500
Medical Staff
$450
Medication
$360
Supplies
$0
Travel
$1,710
Labs
$180
Other
$90

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Hla is a 41-year-old woman from Burma. She lives with her family in a village in Kawkareik Township of Karen State in Burma. One year ago, Hla felt a painless growth when she touched her lower abdomen. That same day, she went to see a traditional birth attendant (TBA) about this. The TBA told her that she has a gastric problem. The next day, Hla went to see a traditional healer and received blessed water in the hopes it would make the growth disappear. Although she drank the blessed water for around two months, the growth remained. As she did not think that the growth would make her seriously ill, she did not go to a clinic. In January 2020, Hla felt like the growth was increasing in size. She decided to visit Kawkareik Private Clinic where the doctor performed an ultrasound. She was told that she has a mass in her uterus. The doctor provided her with painkillers and was told to only take it when she is in pain. Currently, Hla suffers from back pain and the mass increases in size day by day. Doctors want Hla to undergo a CT scan, a procedure in which x-ray images taken from several angles are combined to produce cross-sectional images of the body. This scan will hopefully help doctors diagnose her condition and formulate an appropriate treatment plan. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $414 to cover the cost of Hla's CT scan and care, scheduled for February 14th. Hla said, “I feel very stressed that I don’t have money to seek treatment. I hope that I will get better once I receive proper treatment.”

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