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

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

Photo of Ricardo post-operation

July 25, 2018

Ricardo underwent cardiac surgery.

During surgery, Ricardo’s heart was reconstructed to be more anatomically normal, so that blood can flow through it more easily and circulate through his lungs and body. He should be able to live a near-normal life without danger from this condition.

His orphanage director says, “We are all so happy to see Ricardo with so much more energy, and running and playing with all of his friends!”

During surgery, Ricardo's heart was reconstructed to be more anatomically normal, so that blood can flow through it more easily and circulat...

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May 31, 2018

Ricardo is a three-year-old boy from Haiti. He lives in an orphanage in Port-au-Prince. He has many friends and enjoys playing with them and drawing cartoons.

Ricardo was born with a cardiac condition called tricuspid atresia, in which one of the four valves of his heart is missing. As a result, blood cannot flow normally through his heart and into his body, leading to heart failure.

Ricardo will fly to Akron Children’s Hospital to receive treatment. On June 18, he will undergo cardiac surgery. During surgery, doctors will create a new pathway for blood to flow around the missing valve. Akron Children’s Hospital is contributing $25,000 to pay for surgery.

Ricardo’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 Ricardo’s family overseas.

Ricardo is a three-year-old boy from Haiti. He lives in an orphanage in Port-au-Prince. He has many friends and enjoys playing with them and...

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Ricardo's Timeline

  • May 31, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • June 18, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Ricardo received treatment at Akron Children’s 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.

  • June 19, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Ricardo's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 09, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Ricardo's treatment was fully funded.

  • July 25, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Ricardo's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Treatment
Overseas Prep and Transportation
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $3,680 for Ricardo'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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