Valentina is a 3-year-old toddler from Bolivia who needs $1,500 to fund heart surgery.

Valentina
$779
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$721
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Valentina's story

March 26, 2024

Valentina's Timeline

  • March 26, 2024
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Valentina was submitted by Owen Robinson, Executive Director at International Cardiac Alliance.

  • March 26, 2024
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Valentina's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 27, 2024
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Valentina was scheduled to receive treatment at Hospital del Niño Dr. Ovidio Aliaga Uría in Bolivia. 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.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Valentina is currently raising funds for her treatment.

  • TBD
    UPDATE IN PROGRESS

    Valentina's treatment update from International Cardiac Alliance is in progress.

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