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

Richardson
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
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$0
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Fully funded
Richardson's treatment was fully funded on August 7, 2019.

Photo of Richardson post-operation

September 15, 2019

Richardson underwent prep for cardiac surgery.

During surgery, doctors closed the hole in Richardson’s heart with a patch, and his heart can now pump blood normally. He should be able to live a full and active life with no further danger from this condition.

From Richardson’s mother: “It is so exciting to see my son running and playing in a way he couldn’t before!”

During surgery, doctors closed the hole in Richardson's heart with a patch, and his heart can now pump blood normally. He should be able to ...

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May 21, 2019

Richardson is a baby from Haiti. He lives with his parents in a neighborhood of Port-au-Prince; his father is a security guard and his mother stays at home with him. Richardson has a cardiac condition called Tetralogy of Fallot. His diagnosis involves several related conditions, including a hole between the two lower chambers of the heart and a muscular blockage of one of the valves.

On May 24, he will undergo cardiac surgery at St. Damien Hospital, our medical partner’s care center. During surgery, surgeons will close the hole in his heart with a patch, and remove the muscular blockage from his valve. Another organization, Gift of Life International, is contributing $12,000 to pay for surgery.

Richardson’s family also needs help to fund the costs of surgery prep. The $1,500 requested by our medical partner, Haiti Cardiac Alliance, covers cardiac exams and medications.

His mother says, “We are hopeful that after the surgery our son will gain weight and be more active.”

Richardson is a baby from Haiti. He lives with his parents in a neighborhood of Port-au-Prince; his father is a security guard and his mothe...

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Richardson's Timeline

  • May 21, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • May 22, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Richardson's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 24, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Richardson received treatment at Westchester Medical Center in United States. 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.

  • August 7, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Richardson's treatment was fully funded.

  • September 15, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Richardson's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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

Davis is a bright young man from Uganda. He is the thirdborn in a family of five children, all ranging in age from 15 to 30. His parents are small-scale farmers, and they own a three-room mud house for shelter. Davis completed secondary school class four, but he did not proceed because he wanted to prioritize and take care of his health before returning to his studies. For over five years, Davis has dealt with a right inguinal hernia. The hernia started as a small, painless swelling, but it has progressively increased in size. His parents initially were not concerned because Davis continued with his home duties per usual and was still very active. However, due to the swelling's noticeable increase in size, Davis has become very worried about the health complications his hernia can cause if it is not treated promptly. If left untreated, not only will the growth continue to grow, but he will also be at risk of strangulation and intestinal obstruction. Fortunately, he is scheduled to undergo hernia repair surgery at our medical partner's care center on August 13th. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $170 to fund Davis's surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently. Davis says, “I want and hope to live a normal life again through surgery and be able to take my studies to a higher level. I want to become a strong and educated man in future who is able to help others.”

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