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Luza from Haiti raised $1,500 to fund prep for cardiac surgery.

Luza
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Luza's treatment was fully funded on May 27, 2019.

Photo of Luza post-operation

June 18, 2019

Luza did not receive treatment as expected.

Upon arriving in Canada, Luza underwent a series of procedures and tests that are not available in Haiti in order to understand her condition better. One of these procedures revealed a neurological condition that would make it unsafe for her to undergo an open-heart surgery. Instead, her medical team developed an ongoing plan to manage her symptoms with medication and physical therapy.

Upon arriving in Canada, Luza underwent a series of procedures and tests that are not available in Haiti in order to understand her conditio...

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May 21, 2019

Luza is a toddler from Haiti. She lives with her parents and siblings on a small farm in the mountains of central Haiti. Luza has a cardiac condition called Tetralogy of Fallot. This condition involves several related defects including a hole between two chambers of the heart, and a muscular blockage of one of the valves. Luza also has Down syndrome.

Luza will fly to Canada to receive treatment. On May 30, she will undergo cardiac surgery, during which surgeons will use a patch to close the hole in her heart, and will remove the muscular blockage in one of her valves. Another organization, The Herbie Fund, is contributing $15,000 to pay for surgery.

Luza’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 Luza’s family overseas.

Her father says, “We are so happy that Luza finally has this chance to have surgery!”

Luza is a toddler from Haiti. She lives with her parents and siblings on a small farm in the mountains of central Haiti. Luza has a cardiac ...

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Luza's Timeline

  • May 21, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • May 22, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Luza's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 27, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Luza's treatment was fully funded.

  • May 30, 2019
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Luza was scheduled to receive treatment at The Hospital for Sick Children. 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.

  • June 18, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Luza's treatment was started but not completed. Read the update.

Treatment
Overseas Prep and Transportation
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $2,380 for Luza'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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