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Success! Dieunese from Haiti raised $1,500 to fund overseas transportation and preparations for her life-saving heart surgery.

Dieunese
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Dieunese's treatment was fully funded on December 31, 2022.

Photo of Dieunese post-operation

January 18, 2023

Dieunese underwent overseas transportation and preparations for her life-saving heart surgery.

Dieunese’s heart surgery was a success! During the procedure, the surgeons removed the damaged valve and implanted an artificial replacement. Dieunese’s heart can now pump blood easily throughout her body, and she will be able to lead a healthy and active life.

With a smile and big thumbs up, Dieunise shared: “I am very excited to know that I will be here to see my children grow up!”

Dieunese's heart surgery was a success! During the procedure, the surgeons removed the damaged valve and implanted an artificial replacement...

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October 28, 2022

Dieunese is a mother of two from Haiti. She lives in the outskirts of Port-au-Prince where she cares for her two young children along with her husband who is a taxi driver. Dieunese has a cardiac condition called rheumatic mitral stenosis which makes it extremely difficult for her heart to pump blood through her body, leaving her weak and short of breath.

Dieunese requires surgery, but it is not available in her country. To access care, she will fly to the United States to receive treatment. On November 17th, she will undergo cardiac surgery, during which surgeons will attempt to repair her heart valve; if they are unable to, they will remove it and implant an artificial replacement. Another organization, the Baylor Scott & White Heart Hospital, is contributing $20,000 to pay for this surgery. Dieunese’s family also needs help to fund the costs of surgery prep and travel. The $1,500 bill covers labs, medicines, and check-up and followup appointments. It also supports passport obtainment and the social worker from our medical partner, Haiti Cardiac Alliance, who will accompany Dieunese overseas.

Dieunese says, “I am hopeful that having this surgery will allow me to be alive and healthy for my children!”

Dieunese is a mother of two from Haiti. She lives in the outskirts of Port-au-Prince where she cares for her two young children along with h...

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Dieunese's Timeline

  • October 28, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • November 10, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Dieunese's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 17, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Dieunese 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.

  • December 31, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Dieunese's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 18, 2023
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Dieunese's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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