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

Marc
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Marc's treatment was fully funded on June 10, 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 will now be able to live a life of good health without experiencing any further symptoms from this condition.

Marc is feeling very relieved and told us, “I am looking forward to getting stronger and more athletic now that my heart is fixed!”

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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April 30, 2022

Marc is a 16-year-old boy who lives in an urban neighborhood of Port-au-Prince, Haiti’s capital, with his parents and four younger siblings. He is in his first year of high school and would like to eventually become either an engineer or a teacher.

Marc was born with a condition called atrial septal defect. The birth defect means there’s a hole between the two upper chambers of his heart. Blood leaks through this hole, which often leaves Marc weak and short of breath.

Fortunately, the condition is highly treatable with surgery. There is not a local pediatric cardiac surgical team in Haiti, but our medical partner Haiti Cardiac Alliance has arranged to accompany Marc to the Dominican Republic. There, on May 25th, doctors will use a catheter to plug the hole in his heart.

“I have been waiting for this chance for many years,” Marc said, “and I am very happy the time is almost here!”

The Rotarian-based organization Gift of Life International is contributing $5,000 toward Marc’s surgery. His family needs to raise $1,500 to help cover remaining medical costs and travel for Marc.

Marc is a 16-year-old boy who lives in an urban neighborhood of Port-au-Prince, Haiti's capital, with his parents and four younger siblings....

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Marc's Timeline

  • April 30, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • May 2, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Marc's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 25, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    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
    FULLY FUNDED

    Marc's treatment was fully funded.

  • July 6, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Marc's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 9 donors

Funded by 9 donors

Treatment
Interventional heart catheterization
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $7,290 for Marc's treatment
Subsidies fund $5,790 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$4,500
Medical Staff
$450
Medication
$360
Supplies
$0
Travel
$1,710
Labs
$180
Other
$90

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