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

Shisena
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Shisena's treatment was fully funded on July 12, 2022.

Photo of Shisena post-operation

July 21, 2022

Shisena underwent life-changing heart surgery.

We just received an update that Shisena’s surgery went well! During surgery, doctors inserted a catheter into the blood vessels near Shisena’s heart in order to plug the hole with a device. Blood can no longer leak through the hole, and she’ll now be able to lead a healthy life with no further symptoms from this condition.

Shisena’s mother told us, “Our family is so relieved that the operation went smoothly and that our daughter is feeling so much better now!”

We just received an update that Shisena's surgery went well! During surgery, doctors inserted a catheter into the blood vessels near Shisena...

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March 10, 2022

Shisena is a fun-loving 8-year-old girl from Haiti. She lives with her parents and four older brothers and sisters in a neighborhood of Port-au-Prince. Shisena likes playing with her older siblings and listening to music. She goes to a special school program that she enjoys very much.

Shisena was born with Down Syndrome and a condition called patent ductus arteriosus, in which a hole exists between two major blood vessels near the heart; blood leaks through this hole without passing through the lungs to obtain oxygen, leaving her weak and short of breath.

Our medical partner Haiti Cardiac Alliance (HCA) is helping Shisena undergo the cardiac surgery she needs for a healthy life ahead. During the procedure, doctors will use a catheter to plug the hole with a small device. HCA is contributing $5,000 to make her treatment possible and needs to raise $1,500 to fully cover her medical care.

Shisena’s mom told us, “We are very thankful to everyone who is making this miracle possible for our daughter!”

Shisena is a fun-loving 8-year-old girl from Haiti. She lives with her parents and four older brothers and sisters in a neighborhood of Port...

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Shisena's Timeline

  • March 10, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • March 10, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Shisena received treatment at Clinica Corominas in Haiti. 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 12, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Shisena's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 12, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Shisena's treatment was fully funded.

  • July 21, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Shisena's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 33 donors

Funded by 33 donors

Treatment
Interventional heart catheterization
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $7,290 for Shisena'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.