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

Wilanka
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Wilanka's treatment was fully funded on August 10, 2019.

Photo of Wilanka post-operation

October 27, 2019

Wilanka underwent prep for cardiac surgery.

During surgery, doctors re-opened Wilanka’s heart and sewed in a new patch to cover the hole in her heart. She should now be able to live with no symptoms from her heart condition

Wilanka’s mother said, “I am happy to see my daughter looking and feeling better than she was before surgery!”

During surgery, doctors re-opened Wilanka's heart and sewed in a new patch to cover the hole in her heart. She should now be able to live wi...

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June 21, 2019

Wilanka is a girl from Haiti. She was born with a cardiac condition called ventricular septal defect, in which a hole exists between the two lower chambers of her heart. She underwent open-heart surgery for this condition in 2017, but at some point after the surgery, the patch that was sewn over the hole unfortunately separated from part of her heart, and so she requires a second open-heart surgery to replace the patch. Wilanka lives in west central Haiti with her parents and three siblings; she does well in school, especially in math and science.

Wilanka will fly to India to receive treatment. On August 14, she will undergo cardiac surgery. Another organization, Rotary International, is contributing $8,000 to pay for surgery.

Her 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 her family overseas.

Wilanka is a girl from Haiti. She was born with a cardiac condition called ventricular septal defect, in which a hole exists between the two...

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Wilanka's Timeline

  • June 21, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • June 23, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Wilanka's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 10, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Wilanka's treatment was fully funded.

  • October 21, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Wilanka received treatment at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences. 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.

  • October 27, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Wilanka's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Treatment
Overseas Prep and Transportation
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $3,680 for Wilanka's treatment
Subsidies fund $2,180 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$0
Medical Staff
$450
Medication
$360
Supplies
$0
Travel
$2,600
Labs
$180
Other
$90

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Mee

Mee is a 53-years-old woman who lives with her husband and two daughters who are studying in grade nine and six at a local high school. Mee’s husband is a carpenter and she is a homemaker. Their income is not enough to cover their expenses. About ten years ago, Mee had joint pain and swollen knees. She went to Mae Tao Clinic (MTC) where she received blood test and vital signs. The results showed Mee has hypertension as well as arthritis. She also found out that she has a goiter related problem. She received one month worth of medication for all three conditions. Since then, Mee went back to MTC every month for follow-up appointment and to received medication. After three years of taking medication, Mee was told that she does not need to take medication for goiter anymore. Up until now, Mee has been going back to the same clinic for regular medication for her goiter. Meanwhile, Mee feels like her goiter has grown bigger. One day, she happened to meet a health worker in her village who told her to go and seek treatment at MTC. So Mee, along with her friend, went to MTC. From there, she was told to go to Mae Sot Hospital (MSH) for further investigation. Mee then went to MSH the following day and she received blood tests and an ultrasound. With the results, the doctor confirmed Mee has a goiter. He said Mee needs to undergo surgery because oral medication or injection would not decrease the size of her goiter. Currently, Mee cannot sleep well but she can eat well. Sometimes, when she carries heavy things, she feels pain in her neck.

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