Whenatheling is a baby from Haiti. She lives with her parents and older brother in a small city on the north coast of Haiti. Her father works for the local government, and her mother stays at home to care for her.
Whenatheling has a cardiac condition called Tetralogy of Fallot. This condition involves several related defects, including a hole between two chambers of the heart, and a muscular blockage of one of the valves.
Whenatheling will fly to Cayman Islands to receive treatment. On February 1, she will undergo cardiac surgery, during which surgeons will close the hole in her heart with a patch, and remove the muscular blockage near the valve. Another organization, Have a Heart Cayman, is contributing $24,000 to pay for surgery.
Whenatheling’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 Whenatheling’s family overseas.
Her mother says, “We would like to thank everyone who is helping God to answer our prayers.”