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Success! Begaelle from Haiti raised $1,500 to fund prep for cardiac surgery.

Begaelle
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Begaelle's treatment was fully funded on August 10, 2019.

Photo of Begaelle post-operation

November 13, 2019

Begaelle underwent prep for cardiac surgery.

During surgery, the two large holes in Begaelle’s heart were closed with patches. Blood now flows through her heart without leaking, and she should be able to live a normal life with no symptoms from this condition.

Begaelle’s mother said, “I am so relieved that everything went well and my daughter is healthy!”

During surgery, the two large holes in Begaelle's heart were closed with patches. Blood now flows through her heart without leaking, and she...

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June 21, 2019

Begaelle is a baby from Haiti. Begaelle lives in Port-au-Prince with her parents and grandparents; she is her parents’ first child. She was born with two holes in her heart: a ventricular septal defect, between the two lower chambers, and an atrial septal defect, between the two upper chambers. As a result, blood cannot circulate properly through her body, leaving her sick and short of breath.

Begaelle will fly to India to receive treatment. On August 22, she will undergo cardiac surgery. Another organization, Rotary International, is contributing $8,000 to pay for surgery.

Begaelle’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 Begaelle’s family overseas.

Begaelle is a baby from Haiti. Begaelle lives in Port-au-Prince with her parents and grandparents; she is her parents' first child. She was ...

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Begaelle's Timeline

  • June 21, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • June 23, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Begaelle's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 10, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Begaelle's treatment was fully funded.

  • November 01, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Begaelle received treatment at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences. 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.

  • November 13, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Begaelle's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Treatment
Overseas Prep and Transportation
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $3,680 for Begaelle's treatment
Subsidies fund $2,180 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$0
Medical Staff
$450
Medication
$360
Supplies
$0
Travel
$2,600
Labs
$180
Other
$90

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