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

Lovensky
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Lovensky's treatment was fully funded on December 28, 2017.

Photo of Lovensky post-operation

January 3, 2018

Lovensky underwent cardiac surgery.

During surgery, doctors removed the damaged valve from Lovensky’s heart and replaced it with an artificial implant, allowing his heart to pump blood to his body more normally. He should now be able to live a near-normal life with few symptoms from this condition.

He says, “I would like to say thank you to the doctors, nurses, and everyone else who took care of me during my trip.”

During surgery, doctors removed the damaged valve from Lovensky's heart and replaced it with an artificial implant, allowing his heart to pu...

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November 30, 2017

Lovensky is a student from Haiti. He lives with his parents, brothers, and sisters in a vilage in central Haiti. He is in high school, and would like to go on to university and become an engineer.

Lovensky has a cardiac condition called rheumatic mitral regurgitation. One of the four valves in his heart has become severely damaged from a rheumatic fever, and can no longer adequately pump blood through his body.

Lovensky will fly to the United States to receive treatment. On December 8, he will undergo cardiac surgery, during which surgeons will replace his damaged valve with an implanted mechanical valve. Another organization, The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano, is contributing $65,000 to pay for surgery.

Lovensky’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 supports passport obtainment and the social workers from our medical partner, Haiti Cardiac Alliance, who will accompany Lovensky’s family overseas.

He says, “I am very excited to have my surgery and gain more energy and strength!”

Lovensky is a student from Haiti. He lives with his parents, brothers, and sisters in a vilage in central Haiti. He is in high school, and w...

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Lovensky's Timeline

  • November 30, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Lovensky was submitted by Owen Robinson, Executive Director at Haiti Cardiac Alliance, our medical partner in Haiti.

  • November 30, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Lovensky's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 08, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Lovensky received treatment at Baylor Scott & White Heart Hospital. 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.

  • December 28, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Lovensky's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 03, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Lovensky's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 32 donors

Treatment
Overseas Prep and Transportation
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,980 for Lovensky's treatment
Subsidies fund $480 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$0
Medical Staff
$450
Medication
$360
Supplies
$0
Travel
$900
Labs
$180
Other
$90

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