Success! Rehiwilzahra from Haiti raised $1,500 to fund prep and transport for heart surgery.

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Rehiwilzahra's treatment was fully funded on September 10, 2022.
  • Rehiwilzahra's story
  • Rehiwilzahra's update
March 30, 2022

Photo of Rehiwilzahra post-operation

September 17, 2022

Rehiwilzahra underwent heart surgery.

During surgery, doctors removed the muscular blockage from Rehi's valve and closed the hole in her heart. Her heart is now able to pump bloo...

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Rehiwilzahra's Timeline

  • March 30, 2022

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

  • April 21, 2022

    Rehiwilzahra's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 13, 2022

    Rehiwilzahra received treatment at Hospital CEDIMAT in Dominican Republic. 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.

  • September 10, 2022

    Rehiwilzahra's treatment was fully funded.

  • September 17, 2022

    Rehiwilzahra's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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Six-year-old Tay lives with her mother, sister, and brother in a village in Shan State in Burma. Tay's mother is a teacher. When Tay was three years old, she was frequently ill with a rapid heartbeat and fingertips that would turn blue. Her mother brought her to a nearby hospital, where the doctor told them that Tay had congenital heart disease and would need to be treated in Yangon. However, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Tay's mother did not feel it was safe to take Tay to Yangon. When she turned five, Tay's symptoms worsened, and her mother brought her to a hospital in Yangon in August 2022. At the hospital, Tay was diagnosed with an atrial septal defect, and her mother was told that Tay would require surgery- which the family could not afford to pay for. Fortunately, Tay's aunt referred her to our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, for help. Now Tay is scheduled to undergo atrial septal defect closure at Pun Hlaing Hospital on May 13th. As Tay is becoming progressively more ill- with episodes of rapid breathing and weight loss due to a lack of appetite- this procedure is critical for her health and well-being. Burma Children Medical Fund is seeking $1,500 to cover the cost of Tay's care. “When I learned that my daughter [Tay] needs surgery, I felt very sad and I cried because I cannot afford to pay for her surgery. But when I learned that the organization [BCMF] will support the cost of my daughter’s surgery, I felt very happy and thankful to all the donors and that organization. I want to see her healthy,” said Tay's mother.

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