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Success! Podolsky from Haiti raised $1,500 to fund prep and transport costs for heart surgery.

Podolsky
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
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$0
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Fully funded
Podolsky's treatment was fully funded on April 11, 2020.

Photo of Podolsky post-operation

April 22, 2020

Podolsky underwent prep and transport for heart surgery.

Our medical partner shared an update that Podolsky recently completed his cardiac surgery and is doing well. During surgery, the hole in Podolsky’s heart was closed with a patch so that blood can flow more normally through the chambers. Although he may need one more repair procedure when he is older after his heart has grown to a larger size, he is now out of immediate danger from this condition and can lead a more normal life.

Podolsky’s mother shared: “My son has completely changed since surgery, we are so happy to see him eating well and playing all day!”

Our medical partner shared an update that Podolsky recently completed his cardiac surgery and is doing well. During surgery, the hole in Pod...

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January 28, 2020

Now two years old, Podolsky was born with a heart condition called atrioventricular septal defect, in which a large hole exists in the middle of the four chambers of his heart. This condition allows blood to mix between all four chambers without obtaining oxygen.

Podolsky’s cardiac condition leaves him sick, short of breath, and malnourished. Podolsky lives with his mother on a small island off of the west coast of Haiti. He likes playing with stuffed animals and toys and listening to music.

His family is seeking $1,500 to support costs for preparation and transportation for Podolsky to access heart surgery. Another organization, Chain of Hope UK, is helping to cover the cost of surgery.

His mother shared, “I am looking forward to this surgery so that my son can become healthy and strong, and will stop becoming sick so often.”

Now two years old, Podolsky was born with a heart condition called atrioventricular septal defect, in which a large hole exists in the middl...

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Podolsky's Timeline

  • January 28, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Podolsky was submitted by Owen Robinson, Executive Director at Haiti Cardiac Alliance.

  • February 2, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Podolsky's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 10, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Podolsky received treatment at Sant Joan de Deu Children’s Hospital in Spain. 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 11, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Podolsky's treatment was fully funded.

  • April 22, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Podolsky'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 $4,480 for Podolsky's treatment
Subsidies fund $2,980 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$0
Medical Staff
$450
Medication
$360
Supplies
$0
Travel
$3,400
Labs
$180
Other
$90

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U Chit

U Chit is a 42-year-old husband and father from Burma. He lives with his in-laws, wife and son. His father-in-law works as a day laborer, while his wife and his mother-in-law are homemakers. U Chit used to work with his father-in-law, and also as a motorcycle taxi driver for extra income. However, he stopped working in January when his health worsened. When schools reopen, his son will begin kindergarten. A little over a year ago, U Chit began experiencing dizziness, fatigue, tightness in his chest and difficulty breathing when he exerted himself. A month later, he visited a local clinic where he was diagnosed with high blood pressure. However, in December 2021, U Chit lost a lot of weight and experienced night sweats in addition to his other symptoms. He was diagnosed with aortic valve regurgitation, mitral valve regurgitation and tricuspid valve regurgitation, and was placed on a waiting list to receive surgery. Because his condition is severe, the doctor recommended that he undergo surgery as soon as possible. Fortunately, our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF), is helping U Chit access treatment. On April 8th, he will undergo mitral valve replacement surgery at BCMF's care center. After recovery, his symptoms should improve. Now, he needs help raising $1,500 to fund his procedure and care. U Chit shared, "I gave up and I was ready to die before. There are a lot of heart patients waiting to receiving surgery. Since I heard that I could have surgery with the help of donors, I feel like there is hope that I will survive. I have to look after my family because my son is still young. I will always remember everything the donors did for me."

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