Success! Douby from Haiti raised $1,500 to fund life-saving heart surgery and chase after his big dreams.

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Douby's treatment was fully funded on August 23, 2023.
  • Douby's story
  • Douby's update
February 28, 2023

Photo of Douby post-operation

September 12, 2023

Douby underwent life-saving heart surgery.

Douby had an extremely difficult post-operative journey, including several weeks in a coma. With amazing care from the medical team, he mira...

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Douby's Timeline

  • February 28, 2023

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

  • February 28, 2023

    Douby received treatment at Baylor Scott & White Heart Hospital in United States. 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.

  • March 11, 2023

    Douby's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 23, 2023

    Douby's treatment was fully funded.

  • September 12, 2023

    Douby's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 37 donors

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Imani is a 4-year-old boy from Tanzania. His family resides in Karatu, a small district located in the Arusha region. He is the second born among three children. His mother, a farmer, takes care of him and his siblings with the invaluable assistance of his grandfather. He has recently started school and enjoys spending time with his new friends there. His fmaily hopes that he can continue with school and do well there as he grows. One of his favorite activities is his art class, where he already likes to draw and paint. Imani was diagnosed with genu varus, also known as bow legs. This condition may present from infancy through adulthood and has a wide variety of causes including excessive accumulation of fluoride in the bones, which often stems from contaminated drinking water. It causes lateral knee thrusting and a waddling gait. It can also impact his hips and ankles as the condition continues to worsen. As a result, he cannot walk and play like his friends and other students. Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), was able to create a treatment plan for Imani. The procedure is scheduled to take place on August 1st. Treatment will hopefully restore Imani's mobility, allowing him to participate in a variety of activities, and greatly decrease his risk of future complications. AMH is requesting $880 to help fund corrective surgery for Imani. Imani’s mother says: “I wish for my son to be able to walk and play without falling repeatedly. I have high hopes that this treatment will significantly improve his life and bring about positive changes for him.”

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