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

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Fully funded
Guivens's treatment was fully funded on November 12, 2019.
  • Guivens's story
  • Guivens's update
July 29, 2019

Photo of Guivens post-operation

November 13, 2019

Guivens underwent prep for cardiac surgery.

During surgery, doctors were able to repair Guivens's valve so that it pumps blood more normally through his body. He should be able to live...

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Guivens's Timeline

  • July 29, 2019

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

  • August 3, 2019

    Guivens's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 29, 2019

    Guivens received treatment at Hospital CEDIMAT in Dominican Republic. 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.

  • November 12, 2019

    Guivens's treatment was fully funded.

  • November 13, 2019

    Guivens's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 46 donors

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Kyaw is a three-year-old boy from Burma. He lives with his mother, grandmother, and uncle in a village in Karen State, Burma. Kyaw’s mother looks after him and his grandmother while his uncle is a cow farmer. The family also raises chickens and pigs and sells them when they need money. In September 2023, Kyaw accidentally fell on a tree stump while he was playing with his friends. Kyaw was in pain and was brought to a nearby hospital where they found that he sustained an injury to his right kidney. However, due to insufficient equipment at the hospital, Kyaw could not be treated there. Kyaw is not comfortable sitting, so mostly he lies down. He has difficulty passing urine, his stomach is painful, and he cries a lot. Doctors want Kyaw to undergo a CT scan, a procedure in which x-ray images taken from several angles are combined to produce cross-sectional images of the body. This scan will hopefully help doctors diagnose his condition and formulate an appropriate treatment plan. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $693 to cover the cost of Kyaw's CT scan and care, scheduled for April 4th. Kyaw’s mother said, “I felt hopeless when I learned that Kyaw needed further treatment in Chiang Mai because I have no money to afford his treatment. However, when I heard that there are donors and an organisation who will support my son’s treatment, I was very happy. Thank you so much for your support even though you have never seen us.”

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