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

Starlex
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Starlex's treatment was fully funded on April 19, 2020.

Photo of Starlex post-operation

July 14, 2021

Starlex underwent cardiac surgery.

After a very long wait due to the COVID pandemic, Starlex finally was able to travel to undergo his life-saving cardiac surgery. During his successful surgery, doctors closed the hole in Starlex’s heart with a patch, and removed the muscular blockage from his valve. His medical team and family is hopeful that he’ll now be able to lead a full and normal life with no further danger from his condition.

Starlex happily shared while hugging his equally relieved father: “I am excited to be strong enough to play soccer when I get home!”

After a very long wait due to the COVID pandemic, Starlex finally was able to travel to undergo his life-saving cardiac surgery. During his ...

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February 27, 2020

Starlex is a student from Haiti. He lives with his parents and two younger brothers in Cap Haitien, a city in northern Haiti. His father is a taxi driver. He is in the second grade and likes going to school and playing with his friends. Starlex has a cardiac condition called Tetralogy of Fallot. This condition involves several related defects including a hole between the two lower chambers of the heart, and a muscular blockage of one of the valves.

Starlex will fly to Canada to receive treatment. On April 1st, he will undergo cardiac surgery, during which surgeons will close the hole in his heart with a patch, and remove the muscular blockage from his valve. Another organization, The Herbie Fund, is contributing $25,000 to pay for surgery.

Starlex’s family also needs help to fund the costs of surgery prep and transport. 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 Starlex’s family overseas.

Starlex’s father shared, “My family is looking forward to the day when our son can be healthy and normal!”

Starlex is a student from Haiti. He lives with his parents and two younger brothers in Cap Haitien, a city in northern Haiti. His father is ...

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Starlex's Timeline

  • February 27, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • March 3, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Starlex's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 19, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Starlex's treatment was fully funded.

  • May 19, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Starlex received treatment at The Hospital for Sick Children in Canada. 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.

  • July 14, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Starlex's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Treatment
Overseas Prep and Transportation
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $2,380 for Starlex's treatment
Subsidies fund $880 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$0
Medical Staff
$450
Medication
$360
Supplies
$0
Travel
$1,300
Labs
$180
Other
$90

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