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

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Jonenskia's treatment was fully funded on November 12, 2018.
  • Jonenskia's story
  • Jonenskia's update
October 8, 2018

Photo of Jonenskia post-operation

October 19, 2018

Jonenskia underwent cardiac surgery.

During surgery, a patch was used to close the hole in Jonenskia's heart so that blood can no longer leak through it. She should no longer ex...

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Jonenskia's Timeline

  • October 8, 2018

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

  • October 8, 2018

    Jonenskia received treatment at St. Damien Hospital in Haiti. 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.

  • October 9, 2018

    Jonenskia's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 19, 2018

    Jonenskia's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • November 12, 2018

    Jonenskia's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 29 donors

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Bakari is 6-year-old boy from Tanga, Tanzania. He is known for his charm, sociability, and outspoken nature. He is the first child to his mother, with his father having passed away. His mother, due to remarriage and relocation to another region, Mwanza, had to leave him in the care of his grandmother and uncle. Currently a student, Bakari recently embarked on his primary education, finding joy in the time spent at school with his peers, though limited in activities due to the condition he was born with. Bakari faces a physical challenge as he was born with a condition affecting both of his feet, causing them to twist inward and downward, significantly impacting his mobility. Early in his life, he had an opportunity for treatment in Tanga, but unfortunately, his father’s demise led to a lack of follow-up post-operative care, resulting in a relapse. At the age of two, his grandmother took him to the hospital for treatment, but insufficient financial resources prevented them from completing the necessary procedures, leading to yet another relapse. Determined to secure proper treatment for Bakari, his grandmother patiently gathered savings and, in late 2023, brought him to Arusha, specifically to Nkuaranga Hospital. During their visit, the doctor informed them that, due to Bakari’s age, he required more complex surgery, which the grandmother couldn’t afford. The doctor then directed them to Kafika house. Upon arrival, he was assessed by the team there. Bakari has clubfoot of both feet. His treatment plan will start with manipulation and casting, followed by corrective surgery. Clubfoot is a condition in which the foot is twisted out of shape. This causes difficulty walking and even wearing shoes. The team at Kafika House will begin clubfoot treatment on January 19th. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $935 to fund Bakari's clubfoot repair. After treatment, his mobility will significantly improve. Bakari’s grandmother says: “I really hope my grandson's feet will be okay. I have struggled to see him get treatment hoping his future will be okay.”

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