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Success! Guy from Haiti raised $1,500 to fund prep and transport for life-changing cardiac surgery.

Guy
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Guy's treatment was fully funded on March 20, 2022.

Photo of Guy post-operation

April 5, 2022

Guy underwent life-changing cardiac surgery.

We just received an update from our medical partner that Guy’s surgery went well! During surgery, doctors closed the hole in Guy’s heart with a patch so that blood can no longer leak through it. With a full recovery, he’ll be able to live a healthy life with no further complications from his condition.

Guy’s mom told us: “I am so happy that my son recovered so quickly from his surgery and looks so good now!”

We just received an update from our medical partner that Guy's surgery went well! During surgery, doctors closed the hole in Guy's heart wit...

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February 28, 2022

Guy is an 8-year-old student from Haiti. Her lives with his parents and younger brother and sister in the outskirts of Port-au-Prince. He likes going to school and dressing up for church. Guy has a cardiac condition called atrial septal defect. A hole exists between the two upper chambers of his heart; blood leaks through this hole without properly circulating through his body, leaving him sickly and weak.

Guy will fly to nearby Dominican Republic to receive treatment as the care he needs is not currently available in Haiti. On February 28th, he will undergo cardiac surgery, during which surgeons will sew a patch over the hole in his heart so that blood can no longer leak through it. Our medical partner, Haiti Cardiac Alliance, is contributing $8000 to help pay for his surgery.

Guy’s family also needs help to fund the costs of surgery prep. The $1,500 bill covers labs, medicines, and his check-up and follow-up appointments. It also supports passport obtainment and the social workers from our medical partner who will accompany Guy’s family overseas.

His mom is relieved that his surgery is finally happening and shared: “I am looking forward to seeing my son gaining weight and strength after his surgery!”

Guy is an 8-year-old student from Haiti. Her lives with his parents and younger brother and sister in the outskirts of Port-au-Prince. He li...

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Guy's Timeline

  • February 28, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • February 28, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Guy 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.

  • March 1, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Guy's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 20, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Guy's treatment was fully funded.

  • April 5, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Guy's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Treatment
Overseas Prep and Transportation
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $2,380 for Guy's treatment
Subsidies fund $880 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$0
Medical Staff
$450
Medication
$360
Supplies
$0
Travel
$1,300
Labs
$180
Other
$90

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.