Success! Marvens from Haiti raised $1,500 to fund prep costs for life-saving heart surgery.

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Fully funded
Marvens's treatment was fully funded on August 26, 2023.
  • Marvens's story
  • Marvens's update
February 22, 2023

Photo of Marvens post-operation

September 7, 2023

Marvens underwent life-saving heart surgery.

During Marvens' surgery, blood vessels were detached from Marvens's heart and reattached at their proper locations. Blood now flows normally...

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Marvens's Timeline

  • February 22, 2023

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

  • March 1, 2023

    Marvens 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.

  • March 6, 2023

    Marvens's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 26, 2023

    Marvens's treatment was fully funded.

  • September 7, 2023

    Marvens's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 24 donors

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Happiness's baby is a newborn who is barely two weeks old. Happiness and her husband, James, have been blessed with a new baby, expanding their family to two children. They reside in Morombo, located in the Arusha region of Tanzania. Happiness is a stay-at-home mother managing the household and caring for their children, while James works diligently on their farm to provide food and sells surplus harvests for additional income. In addition to farming, James seeks casual day jobs to supplement their finances, yet despite their efforts, they find their income insufficient to cover all expenses. At times, they struggle to afford medical bills, particularly when faced with a poor harvest, making providing adequate meals for the family challenging. Happiness's baby was born with clubfoot of both feet, causing his feet to twist inward and downward. Concerned for their son’s future, the parents sought advice from the attending doctor, who recommended seeking treatment, as the condition is treatable. They were referred to our medical partner's care center for help. Clubfoot is a condition in which the foot is twisted out of shape. This causes difficulty walking and even wearing shoes. Fortunately, Happiness traveled to visit our medical partner's care center, Kafika House. There, the team will begin clubfoot treatment on February 16th. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $935 to fund Happiness's baby's clubfoot repair. After treatment and as he grows, the baby will be able to wear shoes and walk properly. Happiness says: “I want my baby to grow up with normal feet and never bear the burden of the condition he is born with.”

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