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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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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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Da

Da is a 67-year-old man who lives with his wife and son in a village on the border of Thailand. Da cannot work since his vision deteriorated three years ago. Da's wife is a homemaker, and his son works as a day laborer. In his free time, Da likes to listen to gospel songs. Starting three years ago, Da's right pupil gradually turned white. The vision in his right eye also blurred over time. Later on, the vision in his left eye also became blurred. When he went to Mae Sot Hospital, the doctor diagnosed him with cataracts in both his eyes and told him he would need surgery. However, when Da told the doctor the he had experienced seizures in the past, the doctor ordered a CT scan to check if the problem with his vision is being caused by a brain tumor. Currently, Da cannot see anything and can only perceive light. He needs someone to guide him to the toilet and help him take a shower because he cannot see. Doctors want Da to undergo a CT scan, a procedure in which x-ray images taken from several angles are combined to produce cross-sectional images of the body. This scan will hopefully help doctors diagnose his condition and formulate an appropriate treatment plan. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $414 to cover the cost of Da's CT scan and care, scheduled for November 29th. Da says, "If my vision is restored, I will teach my son how to farm the land and grow crops. I will also volunteer at the Church as much as I can."

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