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

Chabenta
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Chabenta's treatment was fully funded on October 2, 2019.

Photo of Chabenta post-operation

December 23, 2019

Chabenta underwent cardiac surgery.

During surgery, doctors were able to repair Chabenta’s damaged valve and avoid having to replace it with an artificial valve. Her heart now functions more normally and is able to more adequately pump blood through her body.

Chabenta shared, “I would like to thank everyone who helped to heal my heart!”

During surgery, doctors were able to repair Chabenta's damaged valve and avoid having to replace it with an artificial valve. Her heart now ...

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July 11, 2019

Chabenta is a girl from Haiti. Chabenta lives in an orphanage in a mountainous area south of Port-au-Prince; she enjoys her classes in school and would like to become a doctor one day. She has a cardiac condition called severe mitral regurgitation, in which one of the four valves of her heart has been damaged by rheumatic fever and can no longer open and close properly. As a result, her heart cannot adequately pump blood through her body, leaving her sick and short of breath.

Chabenta will fly to Boston to undergo surgery on September 5. During surgery, the medical team will first attempt to repair her damaged valve; if this is not possible, they will implant an artificial replacement. Boston Childrens Hospital is providing $28,000 to fund surgery.

Chabenta’s family also needs help to fund costs of surgery prep. Our medical partner is requesting $1,500 to support these costs.

She says, “I am looking forward to this surgery so that I can walk to and from school without having to rest.”

Chabenta is a girl from Haiti. Chabenta lives in an orphanage in a mountainous area south of Port-au-Prince; she enjoys her classes in schoo...

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Chabenta's Timeline

  • July 11, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • July 12, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Chabenta's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 20, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Chabenta received treatment at Boston Children's 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.

  • October 2, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Chabenta's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 23, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Chabenta's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 30 donors

Funded by 30 donors

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