Success! Beatriz from Bolivia raised $1,500 to fund cardiac surgery.

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Fully funded
Beatriz's treatment was fully funded on January 12, 2024.
  • Beatriz's story
  • Beatriz's update
November 28, 2023

Photo of Beatriz post-operation

February 24, 2024

Beatriz underwent cardiac surgery.

During surgery, doctors closed the hole in Beatriz's heart with a patch, and removed the muscular blockage from her valve. The medical team ...

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Beatriz's Timeline

  • November 28, 2023

    Beatriz was submitted by Owen Robinson, Executive Director at International Cardiac Alliance.

  • December 14, 2023

    Beatriz received treatment at Hospital del Niño Dr. Ovidio Aliaga Uría in Bolivia. 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 15, 2023

    Beatriz's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 12, 2024

    Beatriz's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 24, 2024

    Beatriz's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 33 donors

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Edina, a 41-year-old mother of seven, works as a vegetable seller, earning about $2.97 per day for her family's upkeep. She finds joy interacting with her customers and has a fondness for chicken and nsima, a Malawian staple porridge made from maize flour. Four years ago, Edina discovered a small, painless swelling on the right side of her neck. After seeking medical advice at a nearby hospital, she was diagnosed with goiter, an enlargement of the thyroid gland. She was instructed to wait for an opportunity for surgery, but her condition has worsened, causing breathlessness, neck pain, and difficulty lifting heavy objects. This has affected her work capacity and resulted in a decrease in income. Inspired by a fellow community member's journey to seek help, Edina visited our medical partner's care facility, Partners in Hope Medical Centre, where a surgeon reconfirmed the need for a thyroidectomy, the surgical removal of all or part of your thyroid gland. Faced with financial hardships, Edina is seeking support for her surgery treatment. Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is helping Edina receive treatment. On March 20th, surgeons at PIH will perform a thyroidectomy to relieve her symptoms and help her resume her vegetable business at full capacity. Now, Edina needs help to fund this $1,015 procedure. Edina says, “I feel so fortunate to get the opportunity for support. Thank you so much, I believe surgery will help me get back to normal life."

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