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Success! Davensky from Haiti raised $1,500 to fund cardiac surgery to replace his damaged heart valve.

Davensky
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Fully funded
Davensky's treatment was fully funded on November 7, 2022.

Photo of Davensky post-operation

December 1, 2022

Davensky underwent cardiac surgery to replace his damaged heart valve.

During surgery, doctors were able to use Davensky’s own heart tissue to repair his damaged valve, avoiding the need to implant an artificial replacement. His medical team shared that the procedure went very well and he should be able to lead a big life ahead without further symptoms from this condition.

Davensky shared, “I am excited to be able to walk to school again without getting tired, and to start playing soccer and doing more activities!”

During surgery, doctors were able to use Davensky's own heart tissue to repair his damaged valve, avoiding the need to implant an artificial...

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September 11, 2022

Davensky is a student from Haiti. He lives with his mother and sister in Port-au-Prince; he is a junior in high school and likes his math and science classes. Davensky has a cardiac condition called rheumatic mitral regurgitation. One of the four valves of his heart was severely damaged by a rheumatic infection he suffered earlier in childhood, and it can no longer adequately pump blood through his heart and body.

The surgery Davensky needs is not available anywhere in Haiti so he will fly to Dominican Republic to receive treatment. On September 12th, he will undergo cardiac surgery, during which surgeons will attempt to repair the damaged valve; if this is not possible, they will implant an artificial replacement valve. Haiti Cardiac Alliance is contributing $9,000 to pay for surgery and Davensky’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 covers travel expenses for the social workers from our medical partner, Haiti Cardiac Alliance, who will accompany Davensky overseas, and the cost of obtaining Davensky’s passport.

Davensky says: “I have been hoping for this surgery for almost five years, and I am very glad that the time has finally arrived!”

Davensky is a student from Haiti. He lives with his mother and sister in Port-au-Prince; he is a junior in high school and likes his math an...

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Davensky's Timeline

  • September 11, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • September 12, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Davensky received treatment at Hospital CEDIMAT in Dominican Republic. 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.

  • September 14, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Davensky's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 7, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Davensky's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 1, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Davensky's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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Treatment
Overseas Prep and Transportation
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $2,380 for Davensky's treatment
Subsidies fund $880 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$0
Medical Staff
$450
Medication
$360
Supplies
$0
Travel
$1,300
Labs
$180
Other
$90

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