Fidelica is a preschooler from Haiti. She lives with her parents and two older brothers in a neighborhood of Port-au-Prince. She goes to preschool and likes drawing and watching cartoons. Fidelica has a cardiac condition called atrial septal defect. A hole exists between the two upper chambers of her heart.
Fidelica will fly to Dominican Republic to receive treatment. On October 4, she will undergo cardiac surgery, during which surgeons will use a patch to close the hole in her heart. Another organization, Haiti Cardiac Alliance, is contributing $5,000 to pay for surgery.
Fidelica’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 Fidelica’s family overseas.
Her mother says, “We are very happy about this surgery so that Fidelica can start kindergarten without having health problems!”