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Wadson from Haiti raised $1,500 to fund prep for cardiac surgery.

Wadson
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Wadson's treatment was fully funded on March 20, 2018.
April 2, 2018

Wadson did not receive treatment as expected.

Treatment has been delayed for several months due to problems with Wadson’s travel documents. Our medical partner is optimistic that he will travel for surgery sometime in the third quarter of 2018, at which point he will be re-eligible for Watsi funding.

Treatment has been delayed for several months due to problems with Wadson's travel documents. Our medical partner is optimistic that he will...

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February 28, 2018

Wadson is a student from Haiti. He lives in the outskirts of Port-au-Prince with his parents and younger sister. He is taking the year off of university because of his illness, but hopes to continue studying to become an engineer.

Wadson has a cardiac condition called rheumatic mitral regurgitation. One of the four valves of his heart does not function properly because it was severely damaged by a rheumatic fever he suffered several years ago. As a result, his heart cannot adequately circulate blood through his body, and he is weak and in heart failure.

Wadson will fly to the United States to receive treatment. On March 27, he will undergo cardiac surgery, during which surgeons will repair his valve so that it opens and closes more normally. Another organization, The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano, is contributing $60,000 to pay for surgery.

Wadson’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 Wadson’s family overseas.

He says, “I am very excited to regain my health so that I can continue my studies later this year.”

Wadson is a student from Haiti. He lives in the outskirts of Port-au-Prince with his parents and younger sister. He is taking the year off o...

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Wadson's Timeline

  • February 28, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • March 1, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Wadson's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 2, 2018
    FUNDING ENDED

    Wadson is no longer raising funds.

  • March 27, 2018
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Wadson was scheduled to receive treatment at Baylor Scott & White Heart Hospital. 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.

  • April 2, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Wadson's treatment did not happen. Read the update.

Treatment
Overseas Prep and Transportation
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,980 for Wadson's treatment
Subsidies fund $480 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$0
Medical Staff
$450
Medication
$360
Supplies
$0
Travel
$900
Labs
$180
Other
$90

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Lengai

Lengai is a 7-year-old boy and the last born of four children. Lengai is a friendly and playful boy who is of age to attend kindergarten. He wants to go to school like his siblings, but due to a deformity on his right foot, he is not able to walk the long distance to and from school. Lengai's parents work as livestock keepers to make a living for their family. Lengai was born with a congenital deformity called syndactyly on his right foot and the fingers of his right hand. As a result, he cannot walk without pain, and is not able to move and use his fingers easily. Lengai's parents noticed his condition early on in his life, but due to the distance from their village to the nearest clinic, and the high cost of care, they were not able to seek treatment for him. Through a mission organization, Lengai was referred to our medical partner's care center, the Plaster House, for treatment. Lengai has been scheduled to have surgery on his right fingers so that he can use his hand in carrying out his daily life activities. Soon after, he will undergo treatment to correct his right foot. Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Lengai receive treatment. On May 7th, surgeons at their care center will perform his hand surgery. Once recovered, he will be able to use his fingers with ease. Now, Lengai needs help to fund this $874 procedure. Lengai’s mother shared, "We were unable to seek treatment for our son not because we were okay seeing our son struggling to walk and use his right-hand fingers, but instead because of life's hardships. Please help our son."

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$675raised
$199to go

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