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Natacha from Haiti raised $1,500 so she can continue to grow with a healthy heart.

Natacha
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Fully funded
Natacha's treatment was fully funded on September 30, 2014.

Photo of Natacha post-operation

February 12, 2015

Natacha received a new pacemaker to keep her heart healthy through childhood.

Thanks to her Watsi donors, she can live a normal life without restrictions!

Her family shares, “All of Natacha’s doctors were so nice to us, and Natacha misses them now! We are so happy everything went so well!”

Thanks to her Watsi donors, she can live a normal life without restrictions! Her family shares, "All of Natacha's doctors were so nice to...

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September 12, 2014

Natacha is a lively, outgoing girl, known for making people laugh with practical jokes. She is eight-years-old and lives in Haiti, where she loves dancing and playing with her friends.

Natacha was born with a heart condition in which the walls between her heart chambers did not form correctly. This led to circulation problems, and eventual heart failure. “When she was four-years-old, Natacha went to Miami for donated surgery to correct the condition. The surgery was successful, but she experienced a complication called complete heart block, which required them to implant a pacemaker that she will need for the rest of her life,” our medical partner explains.

Now that she’s older, Natacha’s pacemaker needs to be refitted, and have new batteries implanted so it will continue to work well for her. It is expected that this procedure will keep her safe into her teenage years. By then, hopefully, medical technology in Haiti will have advanced enough that she will no longer need to travel for surgery.

“I want to say thank you to everyone who is helping us, and I am so glad they have not forgotten about my Natacha!” says her mother.

Caromont Health Center in North Carolina has contributed $6,000 towards Natacha’s procedure, but she’s counting on Watsi donors for $1,500 to fund her prep work and transportation. Let’s help Natacha get the care she needs!

Natacha is a lively, outgoing girl, known for making people laugh with practical jokes. She is eight-years-old and lives in Haiti, where she...

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Natacha's Timeline

  • September 12, 2014
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Natacha was submitted by Owen Robinson at Haiti Cardiac Alliance.

  • September 15, 2014
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Natacha received treatment. 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.

  • September 22, 2014
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Natacha's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 30, 2014
    FULLY FUNDED

    Natacha's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 12, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Natacha. Read the update.

Funded by 15 donors

Funded by 15 donors

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Abraham

Abraham is a 27-year-old farmer from Kenya. He is a happy and joyful man who loves smiling. Abraham is married with two sons aged six and three years. He also does construction work when he can find jobs on local building projects. His wife sells secondhand clothes at the local markets around. Abraham and his family live in a rental house which has two rooms. He works hard but it has been difficult to earn a living and pay his monthly bills. Earlier last year, Abraham was among the people who got sponsorship from the county to study in technical training institutes. He is almost done with his studies and will soon be able to work toward a better job. Abraham arrived at the hospital on Saturday afternoon with right lower limb pain. On physical examination, his lower limb had bruises and it was swollen to the knee. After the examination, the clinician recommended an x-ray and the results revealed that Abraham had sustained a fracture of the upper end of tibia and fibula. The Orthopedic surgeon met him and recommends that he undergo surgery. Abraham has no medical insurance coverage, and he is now appealing to all well-wishers to help him in order to get his surgery. Abraham shared that he was hit by a tree while cutting it down. He cannot walk easily and more and has a lot of pain and swelling. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On September 27th, Abraham will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. After surgery Abraham will be able to continue with his studies, and he will no longer have pain. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1145 to fund this procedure. Abraham says, “I cannot walk without support. I am really worried because of my family. Kindly help me so that I may be able to get back to them and offer them my support.”

51% funded

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$589raised
$556to go

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