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

Guivens
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
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$0
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Fully funded
Guivens's treatment was fully funded on November 12, 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 a full and active life with his repaired heart.

Guivens said, “I am looking forward to being able to run and play without getting tired!”

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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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.

  • August 3, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Guivens's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 29, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    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
    FULLY FUNDED

    Guivens's treatment was fully funded.

  • November 13, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Guivens's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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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Su is 10-year-old girl who lives in Thailand. Both of her parents work for a community based organization helping others in their area. In her free time, Su likes to draw pictures and play with her friends. Su was born with clubfeet and a dislocated hip. She received corrective surgery in Chiang Mai with the help of our medical partner BCMF after she was born. During her last visit to the hospital when she was young, the doctor told her mother that they only had to return to the hospital when she outgrew her clubfeet correction shoes. However, her parents could never bring her back. In additional to financial constraints, their legal documents expired, and later when they had legal documents, they could not go to Chiang Mai due to covid-19 travel restrictions. In June 2022, Su started to experience pain in her right foot whenever she walked more than 10 minutes. She also experienced pain in her right hip for the first time when she walked. The doctor at Mae Sot Hospital diagnosed her with a dislocated hip and referred her to the larger hospital Chiang Mai for further treatment. In October an MRI was performed for Su and it was determined that she may need two surgeries: one for hrt hip and another for her clubfeet condition. The first surgery is for a hip replacement and the doctor scheduled her for surgery on November 25th so she can be out of pain as quickly as possible. Her family needs $1500 for her hip replacement surgery. Su's father said, "I am hopeful for my daughter to receive surgery soon. After surgery, I hope that she will be able to walk like other children and she will not be shy when she grows up. Now, when she goes to school, some of her friends tease her that she cannot walk properly like other children."

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$872raised
$628to go

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