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Jeannette from Haiti raised $1,500 to fund prep for cardiac surgery.

Jeannette
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Jeannette's treatment was fully funded on October 19, 2018.
October 19, 2018

Jeannette sadly and unexpectedly passed away before her surgery.

We are deeply saddened to report that Jeannette passed away as she was preparing to travel to the United States for her heart surgery.

We are committed to reporting all outcomes transparently—even the ones we wish were different. Thank you so much for your support of Jeannette and her family.

We are deeply saddened to report that Jeannette passed away as she was preparing to travel to the United States for her heart surgery. We...

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September 29, 2018

Jeannette is a student from Haiti. She lives with her parents and sister in a neighborhood of Port-au-Prince. She is pursuing a college degree in business studies, but has taken a year off because of her illness. Jeannette has a cardiac condition called rheumatic mitral regurgitation. One of the four valves of her heart has become damaged because of an infection she suffered several years ago, and it cannot adequately circulate blood to her body.

Jeannette will fly to the United States to receive treatment. On November 8, she will undergo cardiac surgery, during which surgeons will first attempt to repair her damaged valve. If it cannot be repaired, it may need to be replaced with an artificial valve. Another organization, The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano, is contributing $45,000 to pay for surgery.

Jeannette’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 Jeannette’s family overseas.

She says, “I am excited about this surgery so that I can go back to school and pursue a career!”

Jeannette is a student from Haiti. She lives with her parents and sister in a neighborhood of Port-au-Prince. She is pursuing a college degr...

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Jeannette's Timeline

  • September 29, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • October 7, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Jeannette's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 19, 2018
    FUNDING ENDED

    Jeannette is no longer raising funds.

  • October 19, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Jeannette's treatment did not happen. Read the update.

  • November 8, 2018
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Jeannette was scheduled to receive 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.

Funded by 28 donors

Funded by 28 donors

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