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Success! Jean from Haiti raised $1,500 to fund heart surgery.

Jean
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
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$0
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Fully funded
Jean's treatment was fully funded on January 19, 2020.

Photo of Jean post-operation

October 22, 2019

Jean underwent heart surgery.

During surgery, Jean’s damaged valve was removed and an artificial valve was implanted in its place. Although she will require daily medication for the rest of her life, Jean should be able to lead a full and healthy life with her new valve.

From Jean: “I am thankful that I will have good health to be able to take care of my son!”

During surgery, Jean's damaged valve was removed and an artificial valve was implanted in its place. Although she will require daily medicat...

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August 26, 2019

Jean is a mother of two from Haiti. She lives in a small city in southern Haiti with her husband and two young boys. Jean has a cardiac condition called rheumatic mitral regurgitation. One of the four valves in her heart has been severely damaged due to a rheumatic fever she suffered several years ago.

Jean will fly to the United States to receive treatment. On September 11th, she will undergo cardiac surgery, during which surgeons will remove her damaged valve and implant an artificial replacement. Another organization, The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano, is contributing $35,000 to pay for surgery.

Jean’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 Jean’s family overseas.

“I am looking forward to this surgery so that I can play with my children and take care of them.”

Jean is a mother of two from Haiti. She lives in a small city in southern Haiti with her husband and two young boys. Jean has a cardiac cond...

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Jean's Timeline

  • August 26, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • September 15, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Jean's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 25, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Jean received treatment at Baylor Scott & White Heart Hospital. 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 22, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Jean's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • January 19, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Jean's treatment was fully funded.

Treatment
Overseas Prep and Transportation
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,980 for Jean's treatment
Subsidies fund $480 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$0
Medical Staff
$450
Medication
$360
Supplies
$0
Travel
$900
Labs
$180
Other
$90

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Sar

Sar is a four-year-old girl from Thailand who lives with her parents and three sisters. Her mother is a homemaker, looking after household chores, while her father works as an agriculture day laborer. In her spare time, Sar likes to play with toys with her friends. Seven months ago, when Sar was on the way to buy snacks, a hen suddenly flew over to her and poked her right eye, protecting her baby chickens. Although Sar's eye turned red, her parents did not take her to any hospitals. They bought eye drops for her, but the medicine did not make her feel any better. Sar underwent a CT scan at Mae Sot Hospital but the doctor was not able to help her. She was referred to Chiang Mai and there she underwent an MRI. After the MRI, the doctor recommended surgery to remove her right eye. She received enucleation of her eye on July 25th, 2019. After enucleation, the doctor recommended an MRI to see if there is any problem post operation. She is now admitting in the hospital and will undergo the MRI on 25th February, 2020. Doctors want Sar to have an MRI, an imaging procedure that uses magnetic fields and radio waves to produce images of bodily organs, to help them continue to follow an appropriate treatment plan. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $968 to cover the cost of Sar's MRI and care, scheduled for February 25th. Sar's father said, "My daughter is healthy and playing happily with friends after we came back from treatment in Chiang Mai. The doctor told me that they will do MRI for my daughter to check if there is any abnormal growth or problem after surgery and if there is no problem after the MRI result, the doctor will implant an artificial eye in the next eight month for my daughter."

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$648raised
$320to go

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