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Sebastien from Haiti raised $1,500 to get healthy.

Sebastien
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
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$0
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Fully funded
Sebastien's treatment was fully funded on January 13, 2014.

Photo of Sebastien post-operation

February 12, 2015

Sebastien received surgery to repair his damaged urethra.

After a smooth procedure, Sebastien no longer requires a catheter to urinate and as he gets older, will not be at risk of serious infection or bladder cancer. Not only is this a huge improvement to his dignity and quality of life, but Sebastien will be able to return to his education after several years away from school.

“I have had a tube in my stomach since I was nine years old, and I am so happy to be normal like all of the other boys,” Sebastien said. “I am very excited to go to school and to be a doctor someday.”

After a smooth procedure, Sebastien no longer requires a catheter to urinate and as he gets older, will not be at risk of serious infection ...

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November 21, 2013

Sebastien is a 13-year-old boy from Port-au-Prince, Haiti. He is in the 7th grade and hopes to study medicine to eventually become a physician. In 2009, at age nine, he was playing on top of a high wall when he fell and “landed sitting down” on top of a metal pipe that was sticking several inches out of the ground. The metal pipe impacted him between the legs, completely disrupting his urethra making it impossible for him to urinate on his own. Later that evening, he had a catheter placed in his abdomen, and he has been living with this catheter ever since.

Sebastien is otherwise in good health, but he experiences frequent infections and fevers linked to the catheter, and is in pain where the catheter enters his body. It also causes him emotional distress and embarrassment, especially as he gets older. Over the long term, Sebastien’s life could be at risk due to kidney infections related to his catheter. For $1500, Sebastien can receive a urethroplasty procedure, which will restore the urethra and allow him to urinate without a catheter. Let’s help give Sebastien the chance to live a healthy life again!

Sebastien is a 13-year-old boy from Port-au-Prince, Haiti. He is in the 7th grade and hopes to study medicine to eventually become a physici...

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Sebastien's Timeline

  • November 21, 2013
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • January 13, 2014
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Sebastien's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 13, 2014
    FULLY FUNDED

    Sebastien's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 15, 2014
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Sebastien 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.

  • February 12, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Sebastien. Read the update.

Funded by 31 donors

Funded by 31 donors

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.