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Success! Guerdina from Haiti raised $1,500 to fund prep and transport for heart surgery.

Guerdina
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Guerdina's treatment was fully funded on December 24, 2019.

Photo of Guerdina post-operation

November 13, 2019

Guerdina underwent prep and transport for heart surgery.

During surgery, doctors were able to repair Guerdina’s mitral valve instead of replacing it. In this way, Guerdina will be able to have a much higher quality of life and should be able to live fully and actively with her repaired heart.

Guerdina said, “I was very scared about my surgery but I am so relieved and happy that it went well!”

During surgery, doctors were able to repair Guerdina's mitral valve instead of replacing it. In this way, Guerdina will be able to have a mu...

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October 29, 2019

Guerdina is a student from Haiti. She lives in a small village in the mountains of central Haiti with her parents and 4 siblings. She likes going to school and would like to become a teacher. Guerdina has a cardiac condition called rheumatic mitral regurgitation. One of the four valves of her heart was severely damaged by a rheumatic fever she suffered in childhood, and can no longer adequately pump blood through her body.

Guerdina will fly to the Dominican Republic to receive treatment. On October 29, she will undergo cardiac surgery, during which surgeons will attempt to repair her valve; if they are unable to do so, they will implant an artificial replacement.. Another organization, The Mitral Foundation, is contributing $7500 to pay for surgery.

Guerdina’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 Guerdina’s family overseas.

“I am hopeful that after my surgery I will feel healthy and normal,” said Guerdina.

Guerdina is a student from Haiti. She lives in a small village in the mountains of central Haiti with her parents and 4 siblings. She likes ...

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Guerdina's Timeline

  • October 29, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Guerdina was submitted by Owen Robinson, Executive Director at Haiti Cardiac Alliance, our medical partner in Haiti.

  • October 29, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Guerdina received treatment at Hospital CEDIMAT. 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.

  • November 12, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Guerdina's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 13, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Guerdina's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • December 24, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Guerdina's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 20 donors

Funded by 20 donors

Treatment
Overseas Prep and Transportation
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $2,380 for Guerdina's treatment
Subsidies fund $880 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$0
Medical Staff
$450
Medication
$360
Supplies
$0
Travel
$1,300
Labs
$180
Other
$90

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.