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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, our medical partner in Haiti.

  • 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. 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 07, 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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Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Nuriya

Nuriya is a cute child from Ethiopia. Nuriya's mother was in Saudi Arabia for four years doing domestic work and her employers did not pay her during this time. She asked for her salary several times but they refused to pay her. Finally she decided to go home and they send her home without her payment. Nuriya’s father was also immigrant in Saudi Arabia for eight years. He went to Saudi Arabia illegally by sea and was caught and deported back to Ethiopia several times but he kept using his savings to go back. Once Nuriya’s parents were back in Ethiopia, they decided to stay and start a family. Their families have decided to help them and accommodate them until they find work. Nuriya’s father has not found work and now he plans to buy oxen and start farming. Nuriya was born with an anorectal malformation, a congenital abnormality that leads to a complete or partial intestinal blockage. He needs to undergo a series of procedures to eliminate bowel dysfunction. Nuriya is scheduled to undergo surgery to correct his condition on October 07. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,500 to cover the total cost of Nuriya's procedure and care. After his recovery, Nuriya will no longer experience bowel dysfunction or be at risk of developing health complications in the future. Nuriya’s mother said “We can’t afford the medical bill. We are here through the support of another organization. We are living under the support of our relatives. Nuriya’s colostomy operation was done by the government. I believe the child will get better soon."

62% funded

62%funded
$937raised
$563to go