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Success! Loucken from Haiti raised $1,500 to fund his cardiac surgery preparation and transportation needs.

Loucken
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
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Fully funded
Loucken's treatment was fully funded on September 30, 2022.

Photo of Loucken post-operation

October 16, 2022

Loucken underwent cardiac surgery.

During surgery, doctors closed the hole in Loucken’s heart with a patch so that blood can no longer leak through it. Loucken is on his way to a full life with no further danger from this condition.

Loucken is excited to get home and be able to do a whole lot more now. He said, “I am thankful for all of the new friends I made in the Dominican Republic!”

During surgery, doctors closed the hole in Loucken's heart with a patch so that blood can no longer leak through it. Loucken is on his way t...

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April 30, 2022

Loucken is a 16-year-old student from Haiti. He lives with his parents and three siblings in a neighborhood outside the capital city of Port-au-Prince. Loucken enjoys making art, listening to music, and going to school and church.

Loucken has a cardiac condition called atrial septal defect, which means a hole exists between the two upper chambers of his heart. As a result, blood leaks through this hole, leaving him feeling weak and unable to be active. Fortunately, our medical partner, Haiti Cardiac Alliance (HCA), can help Loucken receive treatment. Treatment is not available in Haiti, but on May 11th, he will fly to the Dominican Republic to undergo cardiac surgery, during which surgeons will close the hole in his heart with a patch.

HCA is covering the cost of Loucken’s surgery, so Loucken’s family is requesting assistance to help fund the $1,500 surgery preparation and travel costs. This cost includes all labs, medication, appointments, passports, and the help of a social worker from HCA who will accompany Loucken’s family as they travel internationally.

Loucken shared, “After the surgery, I hope that I will be able to start playing soccer with my friends.”

Loucken is a 16-year-old student from Haiti. He lives with his parents and three siblings in a neighborhood outside the capital city of Port...

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Loucken's Timeline

  • April 30, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • May 2, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Loucken's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 1, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Loucken 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 30, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Loucken's treatment was fully funded.

  • October 16, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Loucken's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Treatment
Overseas Prep and Transportation
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $2,380 for Loucken'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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