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

Matteo
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
to go
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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