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

Lynemandy
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Lynemandy's treatment was fully funded on March 30, 2018.

Photo of Lynemandy post-operation

March 6, 2018

Lynemandy underwent heart surgery.

During surgery, the damaged valves in Lynemandy’s heart were repaired, and her heart can now circulate blood more normally through her body. She should be able to leave a more normal and active life with fewer symptoms from her heart condition.

She says, “I am very happy and relieved that everything went well with my surgery!”

During surgery, the damaged valves in Lynemandy's heart were repaired, and her heart can now circulate blood more normally through her body....

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February 17, 2018

Lynemandy is a student from Haiti. She lives with her grandmother in a neighborhood of Port-au-Prince. She has been studying business at a local university, although has not attended for the past year due to her heart condition.

Lynemandy has a cardiac condition called mitral and aortic regurgitation. Two of the four valves of her heart were damaged by a rheumatic fever that she suffered eight years ago, and they can no longer adequately circulate blood through her body. This leaves her weak and short of breath, and could eventually be fatal.

Lynemandy will fly to Dominican Republic to receive treatment. On February 17, she will undergo cardiac surgery, during which surgeons will repair the damaged valves in her heart so that they open and close more normally. University of Virginia is contributing $8,000 to pay for surgery.

Lynemandy’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 Lynemandy’s family overseas.

She says, “I am excited about this surgery so that I can have more energy and live a more normal life when I go back home.”

Lynemandy is a student from Haiti. She lives with her grandmother in a neighborhood of Port-au-Prince. She has been studying business at a l...

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Lynemandy's Timeline

  • February 17, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Lynemandy was submitted by Owen Robinson, Executive Director at Haiti Cardiac Alliance.

  • February 17, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Lynemandy received treatment at Hospital CEDIMAT in Dominican Republic. 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.

  • February 21, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Lynemandy's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 6, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Lynemandy's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • March 30, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Lynemandy's treatment was fully funded.

Treatment
Overseas Prep and Transportation
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $2,380 for Lynemandy'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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