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Guivens is a boy from Haiti who needs $1,500 to fund prep for cardiac surgery.

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July 29, 2019

Guivens is a student from Haiti. He lives with his parents and older sister in a small town on the western coast of Haiti. His father is a fisherman and his mother is a vendor in the local market. Guivens has a cardiac condition called rheumatic mitral regurgitation. One of the four valves in his heart was severely damaged due to a fever he suffered earlier in childhood, and cannot adequately pump blood through his body.

Guivens will fly to Dominican Republic to receive treatment. On September 2, he will undergo cardiac surgery, during which surgeons will first attempt to repair his damaged valve; if this is not possible, they will implant an artificial replacement. Another organization, Mitral Foundation, is contributing $6,000 to pay for surgery.

Guivens’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 Guivens’s family overseas.

His mother says, “I am very thankful that God is answering our family’s prayers and allowing our son to have surgery!”

Guivens is a student from Haiti. He lives with his parents and older sister in a small town on the western coast of Haiti. His father is a f...

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Guivens's Timeline

  • July 29, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • August 03, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Guivens's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 02, 2019
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Guivens was scheduled to receive treatment at Hospital CEDIMAT. 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

    Guivens is currently raising funds for his treatment.

  • TBD
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Guivens's treatment update from Haiti Cardiac Alliance.

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