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

Merline
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Merline's treatment was fully funded on September 9, 2018.

Photo of Merline post-operation

March 6, 2019

Merline underwent heart surgery.

During the surgery, a balloon was used to stretch Merline’s valve open to a near-normal size, so that blood no longer backs up behind it. She should be able to lead a normal life with no further complications from this issue.

Her mother says, “Merline had a wonderful time making new friends at the hospital, and she will miss everyone!”

During the surgery, a balloon was used to stretch Merline's valve open to a near-normal size, so that blood no longer backs up behind it. Sh...

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July 31, 2018

Merline is a girl from Haiti. She lives in the outskirts of Port-au-Prince with her parents, two brothers, and one sister. She is in the second grade and likes math and reading.

Merline has a condition called pulmonary stenosis, in which one of the valves in her heart is too small, causing blood to back up and not circulate properly. To correct this condition, she will need to undergo a catheterization, in which a catheter with a balloon on its tip will be used to stretch the valve open to a more normal size.

This procedure is scheduled for August 22. Our medical partner, Haiti Cardiac Alliance, is contributing $3,500, and they need our help raising an additional $1,500 to fund the procedure.

Her mother says, “I am excited for our daughter to have this procedure so that she can run and play without me worrying about her.”

Merline is a girl from Haiti. She lives in the outskirts of Port-au-Prince with her parents, two brothers, and one sister. She is in the sec...

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Merline's Timeline

  • July 31, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • August 09, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Merline's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 09, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Merline's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 13, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Merline received treatment at Clinica Corominas. 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 06, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Merline's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Treatment
Interventional heart catheterization
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $7,290 for Merline'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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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.