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

Bettcherly
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
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$0
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Fully funded
Bettcherly's treatment was fully funded on March 27, 2019.

Photo of Bettcherly post-operation

March 11, 2019

Bettcherly underwent cardiac surgery.

During surgery, the two damaged valves in Bettcherly’s heart were removed and replaced with artificial implants. Although he will require lifelong medication to manage these valves, he should be able to live a full and active life.

He says, “I am looking forward to having the strength to play soccer when I get back to Haiti!”

During surgery, the two damaged valves in Bettcherly's heart were removed and replaced with artificial implants. Although he will require li...

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January 28, 2019

Bettcherly is a student from Haiti. He lives with his mother and two brothers in a small city in southwestern Haiti. He likes attending school and listening to soccer on the radio. Bettcherly has a cardiac condition called rheumatic mitral and aortic regurgitation. Two of the four valves in his heart are severely damaged due to an infection suffered earlier in childhood. As a result, his heart cannot adequately pump blood through his body.

Bettcherly will fly to India to receive treatment. On February 26, he will undergo cardiac surgery, during which surgeons will remove his two damaged valves and implant artificial replacements. Our medical partner, Haiti Cardiac Alliance, is contributing $5,000 to pay for surgery.

Bettcherly’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 Bettcherly’s family overseas.

His mother says, “Our family is very grateful to everyone who is helping our son to be able to have this surgery.”

Bettcherly is a student from Haiti. He lives with his mother and two brothers in a small city in southwestern Haiti. He likes attending scho...

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Bettcherly's Timeline

  • January 28, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • January 29, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Bettcherly's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 26, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Bettcherly received treatment at All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) in India. 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.

  • March 11, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Bettcherly's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • March 27, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Bettcherly's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 34 donors

Treatment
Overseas Prep and Transportation
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $7,680 for Bettcherly's treatment
Subsidies fund $6,180 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$2,800
Medical Staff
$450
Medication
$360
Supplies
$0
Travel
$3,800
Labs
$180
Other
$90

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Emmanuel

Emmanuel is a 17-year-old student from Haiti who hopes to become a doctor. He lives with his aunt and uncle in a neighborhood of Port-au-Prince so that he can more easily attend school, as his parents live in the countryside. Emmanuel has a cardiac condition called rheumatic mitral regurgitation, which means one of his heart valves was severely damaged from an infection he experienced in early childhood. In 2017, Emmanuel underwent heart surgery to repair his existing valve. This surgery stabilized his heart for several years, but the valve remains unable to pump blood adequately throughout his body. Emmanuel needs to undergo a second surgery to replace the valve with a prosthetic heart valve. Emmanuel will fly to the Dominican Republic to receive treatment, as this surgery is unavailable in Haiti. On November 10th, he will undergo cardiac surgery, during which surgeons will remove the damaged heart valve and implant a replacement valve. An organization called Mitral Foundation is contributing $8,000 to pay for help pay for surgery. Emmanuel's family also needs help to fund the costs of surgery prep. The $1,500 bill covers labs, medicines, and check-up and follow-up appointments. It also supports passport obtainment and the social workers from our medical partner, Haiti Cardiac Alliance, who will accompany Emmanuel's family overseas. Emmanuel shared, "I am looking forward to growing stronger and having much more energy after my surgery!"

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$1,157raised
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