Kenia is a 16-year-old student who lives in Haiti with her parents and three brothers. She is in her second year of high school and hopes to study at the university level and ultimately start a business.
Kenia was born with a cardiac condition known as ventricular septal defect, and she additionally experiences mitral valve insufficiency. Together, these defects prevent enough oxygen-rich blood from circulating throughout her body, leaving her sickly and short of breath.
Our medical partner, Haiti Cardiac Alliance, is requesting $1,343 to cover the cost of Kenia’s air transportation to her surgery’s location site. Once there, Kenia will receive the treatment that she needs and will hopefully be able to live more comfortably.
“I have been having problems with my heart since I was very young, and so I am excited that I can finally have the chance to get it fixed!” exclaims Kenia.