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

Milien
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Milien's treatment was fully funded on April 10, 2018.

Photo of Milien post-operation

April 20, 2018

Milien underwent cardiac surgery.

During surgery, Milien’s damaged valve was removed and replaced by an artificial implant. His heart now pumps blood to his body more normally, and he should be able to leave an active life without further symptoms from his cardiac illness.

He says, “I feel much better and more energetic since my surgery, and am grateful to everyone who helped me!”

During surgery, Milien's damaged valve was removed and replaced by an artificial implant. His heart now pumps blood to his body more normall...

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February 28, 2018

Milien is a young man from Haiti. He lives with his parents, brothers and sisters in Port-au-Prince. He has not yet finished high school because of his heart condition. He enjoys going to church and spending time with his family and neighbors.

Milien has a cardiac condition called rheumatic mitral regurgitation. One of the four valves of his heart does not function properly because it was severely damaged by a rheumatic fever he suffered several years ago. As a result, his heart cannot adequately circulate blood through his body, and he is weak and in heart failure.

Milien will fly to the United States to receive treatment. On March 27, he will undergo cardiac surgery, during which surgeons will either repair or replace his damaged mitral valve.. Another organization, The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano, is contributing $60,000 to pay for surgery.

Milien’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 Milien’s family overseas.

He says, “I pray for God’s blessings on everyone who is helping me to have this surgery.”

Milien is a young man from Haiti. He lives with his parents, brothers and sisters in Port-au-Prince. He has not yet finished high school bec...

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Milien's Timeline

  • February 28, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • March 01, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Milien's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 28, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Milien 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.

  • April 10, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Milien's treatment was fully funded.

  • April 20, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Milien's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 37 donors

Treatment
Overseas Prep and Transportation
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,980 for Milien'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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Philemon

Philemon is a farmer from Kenya. Philemon is a 22 year old father of one and himself is the first born child of a family of four. Being the first born child in a less fortunate family, Philemon’s roles were defined so fast that he dropped out of school so that his younger siblings could get a chance to proceed with their studies. He opted to do farming with his dad so that they can improve their humble background. Philemon is hardworking and energetic man who is depended by the family for its daily needs. Philemon was well until 9th August when he fell from a tree and sustained injury to his left leg and was diagnosed with an open proximal tibia fracture. Philemon was brought to our hospital and was received by our doctors. He underwent his first surgery to clean and close his wounds. He was then admitted to wait for ORIF surgery. He is unable to stand with his left leg. He can only walk with the able of a walker or being wheeled on a wheel chair. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On August 15th, Philemon underwent a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. He will be able to walk normally after treatment. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $968 to fund this procedure. Philemon says, “I need to walk again, I don’t have a sustainable job to feed my parents and siblings. I also want to make sure that they finish school and get proper education."

77% funded

77%funded
$748raised
$220to go

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