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Monise from Haiti raised $1,500 to remove a life-threatening tumor.

Monise
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Fully funded
Monise's treatment was fully funded on December 9, 2014.

Photo of Monise post-operation

March 9, 2015

Monise received surgery to remove a life-threatening tumor from her jaw.

“I want to say thank you to so many people who helped me and made me feel at home,” Monise says. “I never lost faith that I could be healed and I am so happy to go home and show everyone!”

“During a very long and complex surgery, the surgical team was able to completely remove the tumor with minimal damage to Monise’s facial nerves, and reconstruct her jaw with bone taken from her leg,” Monise’s doctor describes. “She has healed well and her life has been completely transformed by this surgery.”

"I want to say thank you to so many people who helped me and made me feel at home," Monise says. "I never lost faith that I could be healed ...

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November 29, 2014

“I had almost lost hope when I learned that I would have a chance for surgery. It is like a dream to me, and I can’t wait to go!” says Monise, once again full of promise.

Monise is a 26-year-old young woman living in Haiti with her mother. She enjoys going to church and helping her mother cook. Monise was preparing to enter university to study business when health problems put her plans on hold.

“Monise suffers from a condition called ameloblastoma, in which a benign tumor began growing in her jaw and has now expanded to a life-threatening size,” writes our medical partner, Haiti Cardiac Alliance (HCA). “The mass is beginning to block her windpipe and would be fatal without immediate surgery.”

HCA is requesting $1,500 to help fund the cost of transporting Monise to New York City for a surgery expected to last over twelve hours. Mount Sinai Hospital is contributing $75,000 towards the procedure. HCA explains, “One team of specialists will first remove the mass, and a second team will then reconstruct her jaw using bone material borrowed from Monise’s leg. While Monise’s face will always bear evidence of her surgery, the medical team should be able to completely remove the tumor and restore her to health.”

Let’s pitch in to help Monise gain a new lease on life!

"I had almost lost hope when I learned that I would have a chance for surgery. It is like a dream to me, and I can't wait to go!" says Monis...

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Monise's Timeline

  • November 29, 2014
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Monise was submitted by Owen Robinson at Haiti Cardiac Alliance, our medical partner in Haiti.

  • December 09, 2014
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Monise's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 09, 2014
    FULLY FUNDED

    Monise's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 10, 2014
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Monise 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.

  • March 09, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Monise. Read the update.

Funded by 57 donors

Funded by 57 donors

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