Success! Wilna from Haiti raised $1,500 to fund the surgery prep costs and travel to undergo cardiac surgery.

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Fully funded
Wilna's treatment was fully funded on November 29, 2022.
  • Wilna's story
  • Wilna's update
June 30, 2022

Photo of Wilna post-operation

May 22, 2023

Wilna underwent cardiac surgery.

During her heart surgery, Wilna's damaged valve was removed and an artificial valve was implanted in its place. Wilna's heart is now strong ...

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Wilna's Timeline

  • June 30, 2022

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

  • June 30, 2022

    Wilna's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 29, 2022

    Wilna's treatment was fully funded.

  • April 5, 2023

    Wilna 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.

  • May 22, 2023

    Wilna's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 33 donors

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Ann is a 45-year-old woman from Kenya and a mother of four children aged between 23-27 years old. Her husband passed away in 1999. Her children have been unable to secure steady jobs, and Ann works as a casual laborer washing clothes to provide a living. However, she shared that her income is inconsistent, as it depends on the availability of work. She lives alone in a single room. Ann does not have medical coverage and is requesting assistance with her treatment costs. In April 2023, Ann slipped and fell on the road causing a fracture in her right wrist. She went to a local pharmacy for first aid and has since been using hot water and salt to treat the fracture due to a lack of medical coverage. However, her hand has continued to swell, and she is in chronic pain, making it challenging to use her right hand. A church member recommended Ann visit Kijabe Mission Hospital for review. Through church members’ contributions, Ann received an X-ray, and the doctor recommended she undergo surgery to treat the fracture. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On May 15th, Ann will undergo a fracture repair procedure called an open reduction and internal fixation. This procedure will heal the broken bones and enable her to use her hand again. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is requesting $1,500 to fund this procedure. Ann says: “I can’t use my hand because it is broken. I am unable to work and sometimes sleep hungry because I depend on my hand to work and earn a living. I need the surgery to earn a livelihood.”

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