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

Jean Fritz
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Jean Fritz's treatment was fully funded on March 10, 2018.

Photo of Jean Fritz post-operation

April 6, 2018

Jean Fritz underwent cardiac surgery.

During surgery, doctors used a balloon to open his valve to a more normal size, relieving pressure on his heart and allowing him to live symptom-free. Although he may need another heart surgery in 15-20 years, he should be able to live a normal and active life until then.

He says, “I would like to thank everyone who helped make this possible for me!”

During surgery, doctors used a balloon to open his valve to a more normal size, relieving pressure on his heart and allowing him to live sym...

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February 28, 2018

Jean Fritz is a student from Haiti. He lives in Gonaives, a city on the west coast of Haiti, where he is studying law. He enjoys computer programming as a hobby.

Jean Fritz has a cardiac condition called rheumatic mitral regurgitation. One of the four valves of his heart does not function properly because it was severely damaged by a rheumatic fever he suffered as a teenager. As a result, his heart cannot adequately circulate blood through his body, and he is weak and in heart failure.

Jean Fritz will fly to the United States to receive treatment. On March 26, he will undergo cardiac surgery, during which surgeons will repair his mitral valve so that it opens and closes more normally. Another organization, The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano, is contributing $60,000 to pay for surgery.

Jean Fritz’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 Jean Fritz’s family overseas.

He says, “I have been hoping for the chance for surgery for many years, and am very happy that I will soon have a repaired heart!”

Jean Fritz is a student from Haiti. He lives in Gonaives, a city on the west coast of Haiti, where he is studying law. He enjoys computer pr...

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Jean Fritz's Timeline

  • February 28, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • March 01, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Jean Fritz's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 10, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Jean Fritz's treatment was fully funded.

  • March 26, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Jean Fritz received treatment at Baylor Scott & White Heart Hospital. 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.

  • April 06, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Jean Fritz's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 29 donors

Funded by 29 donors

Treatment
Overseas Prep and Transportation
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,980 for Jean Fritz'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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Two weeks ago, Elizabeth sustained a fracture of the tibia fibula after a fall on her right leg. She was taken to county referral hospital where she was admitted and a back slab was fixed to stabilize her fracture as she waits to be operated. Ten days later, there were no signs of her being treated because the family didn’t have money needed for the surgery. The fracture site developed blisters which later ruptured and formed wounds. Elizabeth's family requested to be referred to AIC Kapsowar hospital hoping they will receive help because they were worried about her condition. Elizabeth was brought to our hospital accompanied by a few family members. An X-ray was done on arrival which confirmed the fracture of the proximal tibia fibula. After a social worker's assessment, Elizabeth was admitted as she waits to be operated. Elizabeth is a mother of four girls. Her daughters are all married and they live with their husbands in the upcountry. Elizabeth's husband Joseph is old and he cannot perform any duties at home such as farming. Elizabeth is the breadwinner of the family since she tends to the farm. She feels his husband is now suffering because they don’t have enough food in the home and they only depend on farming. Elizabeth requires urgent surgery to fix her fracture but she cannot afford medical treatment due to lack of funds. $968.00 is needed for her to continue with treatment. The family is requesting for financial support to help Elizabeth get treatment required. Elizabeth’s daughter says, “Mum is sleeping helplessly in bed, we have nothing to offer for her surgery. I hope she gets treated, she really deserves a good life.”

62% funded

62%funded
$480raised
$283to go

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