Success! Marc from Haiti raised $1,500 to fund surgery that will repair the birth defect in his heart.

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Fully funded
Marc's treatment was fully funded on June 10, 2022.
  • Marc's story
  • Marc's update
April 30, 2022

Photo of Marc post-operation

July 6, 2022

Marc underwent surgery to heal the birth defect in his heart.

During his surgery, doctors used a catheter to insert a device into Marc's heart to plug the hole that caused blood to leak through it. He w...

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Marc's Timeline

  • April 30, 2022

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

  • May 2, 2022

    Marc's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 25, 2022

    Marc received treatment at Clinica Corominas in Haiti. 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.

  • June 10, 2022

    Marc's treatment was fully funded.

  • July 6, 2022

    Marc's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 9 donors

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Lang is a 57-year-old rice farmer from Prey Veng province in Cambodia. She is married and has one son, one daughter, and three grandchildren. She and her husband live with their daughter, who is still in school. Lang's husband works on the farm with her and he also drives a moto-taxi to make ends meet. Five years ago, Lang developed a pterygium in her left eye. As a result, she now experiences itchiness, tearing, and blurry vision. Her progressive vision loss makes it difficult for her to watch her favorite shows and she is embarrassed by the way her eye looks. Pterygiums are non-cancerous growths of the conjunctiva, a mucous layer that lubricates the eye. The growths occur when the conjunctiva is exposed to excessive sunlight, which causes cells to grow abnormally over the pupil. When Lang learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, she traveled for four and a half hours, hoping to receive treatment. On May 4th, Lang will undergo a surgical procedure at Kien Khleang National Rehabilitation Centre. During the procedure, the abnormal conjunctiva will be removed from the surface of the cornea and replaced with a conjunctival graft, which should prevent a recurrence. The total cost of her procedure is $225, which will cover the medications, supplies, and inpatient care for two days. Lang needs your help to fund her procedure. Lang said: "I hope after surgery the irritation and tearing in my eye will stop, and I can go back to growing rice and doing housework."

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