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Success! Carlens from Haiti raised $1,500 to fund heart surgery and grow up healthy.

Carlens
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Carlens's treatment was fully funded on September 13, 2021.

Photo of Carlens post-operation

September 29, 2021

Carlens underwent heart surgery and can now grow up healthy.

During the procedure, Carlens’s aortic valve was stretched open with a balloon to a more normal size, so that blood can flow through it without restriction. His doctors and family are hopeful that now Carlens will lead a full life ahead!

Carlens’s mother told us: “Our family is all very relieved that we no longer have to worry about our son’s heart condition. Thank you.”

During the procedure, Carlens's aortic valve was stretched open with a balloon to a more normal size, so that blood can flow through it with...

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September 8, 2021

Carlens is a three-year-old boy from Haiti. He lives with his parents and three siblings in a neighborhood in the capital city. He likes playing with blocks and drawing pictures.

Carlens was born with a condition called aortic valve stenosis, in which one of the four valves of his heart is too small to allow blood to flow through normally. This causes his heart to work too hard, leaving him feeling sick and weak.

Fortunately, our medical partner, Haiti Cardiac Alliance, is helping Carlens to receive treatment. On September 9th, doctors will use a catheter with a balloon at the end to stretch the valve open so that his heart can pump blood more normally. Now, his family needs help to raise $1,500 towards the cost of his procedure and care.

Carlens’ mother shared, “we are very hopeful that our son will have more energy and will become stronger after his surgery!”

Carlens is a three-year-old boy from Haiti. He lives with his parents and three siblings in a neighborhood in the capital city. He likes pla...

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Carlens's Timeline

  • September 8, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • September 9, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Carlens received treatment at Clinica Corominas in Haiti. 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.

  • September 13, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Carlens's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 13, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Carlens's treatment was fully funded.

  • September 29, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Carlens's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 13 donors

Funded by 13 donors

Treatment
Interventional heart catheterization
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $7,290 for Carlens's treatment
Subsidies fund $5,790 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$4,500
Medical Staff
$450
Medication
$360
Supplies
$0
Travel
$1,710
Labs
$180
Other
$90

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.