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Success! Keshia from Haiti raised $1,500 to fund prep for cardiac surgery.

Keshia
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
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$0
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Fully funded
Keshia's treatment was fully funded on August 10, 2019.

Photo of Keshia post-operation

November 5, 2019

Keshia underwent prep for cardiac surgery.

During surgery, the hole in Keshia’s heart was closed with a patch and the muscular blockage removed. She should now be able to live a normal and active life. After the medical partner submitted the update, Keshia was well into recovery in India (enough that they were confident submitting an update) and then had a terrible mishap on November 3rd where she aspirated vomit in her sleep and ultimately passed away.

During surgery, the hole in Keshia's heart was closed with a patch and the muscular blockage removed. She should now be able to live a norma...

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June 21, 2019

Keshia is a girl from Haiti. She was born with a cardiac condition called Tetralogy of Fallot, which involves several related defects including a hole between two chambers of the heart and a muscular blockage of one of the valves. These defects deprive her body of oxygen, leaving her sickly and weak. She will require an open-heart surgery to repair this condition. Keshia lives with her parents and older brother in a city on the north coast of Haiti; she goes to preschool and likes watching cartoons.

Keshia will fly to India to receive treatment. On August 6, she will undergo cardiac surgery. Another organization, Rotary International, is contributing $8,000 to pay for surgery.

Her 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 her family overseas.

Keshia is a girl from Haiti. She was born with a cardiac condition called Tetralogy of Fallot, which involves several related defects includ...

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Keshia's Timeline

  • June 21, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • June 23, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Keshia's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 10, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Keshia's treatment was fully funded.

  • September 27, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Keshia received treatment at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences. 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.

  • November 05, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Keshia's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Treatment
Overseas Prep and Transportation
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $3,680 for Keshia's treatment
Subsidies fund $2,180 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$0
Medical Staff
$450
Medication
$360
Supplies
$0
Travel
$2,600
Labs
$180
Other
$90

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Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Aloyce

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