Success! Annizabelle from Haiti raised $1,500 to fund overseas surgery preparation and transportation.

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Fully funded
Annizabelle's treatment was fully funded on January 2, 2024.
  • Annizabelle's story
  • Annizabelle's update
July 25, 2023

Photo of Annizabelle post-operation

January 18, 2024

Annizabelle underwent heart surgery.

Anizabelle had a cardiac condition called rheumatic mitral regurgitation. One of the valves in her heart was severely damaged due to an infe...

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Annizabelle's Timeline

  • July 25, 2023

    Annizabelle was submitted by Owen Robinson, Executive Director at International Cardiac Alliance.

  • August 10, 2023

    Annizabelle's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 22, 2023

    Annizabelle 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.

  • January 2, 2024

    Annizabelle's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 18, 2024

    Annizabelle's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 35 donors

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Miriam is a sociable four-year-old girl from Arusha Tanzania, the first born child in a family of two children. Miriam's father works casual day jobs to earn a living, while the mother is a homemaker. Despite financial challenges due to limited income, the parents work diligently to ensure their family's well-being. Miriam was brought to our medical partner's care center, Kafika House, by her mother following a burn incident she experienced in May 2023. A pot of boiling beans tipped off and the hot water spilled on Miriam, causing burn injuries. She was first taken to a nearby healthcare center for wound care, and it took a month for her wounds to heal. During the healing process, her skin developed a burn contracture on her elbow, which was left untreated as the health center did not have the capacity to handle such cases, and the family did not have the financial resources to seek treatment in a larger institution. Sometime later, Miriam's mother met one of Kafika House's staff members who advised her to go to the facility for an assessment, with hope for treatment, as the condition was already limiting Miriam's ability to perform her daily activities. Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is helping Miriam receive treatment at their care center Kafika House. On April 2nd, surgeons will perform a burn contracture release surgery to restore the functionality of her hand. Now, she needs help to fund this $874 procedure. Miriam’s mother says: “Please help my daughter get this treatment. I hope she will grow up with her arm fully functional.”

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