Yanara is a young student from Haiti. She lives with her parents and siblings on an island off the west coast of Haiti; her father is a fisherman. Yanara has a cardiac condition called patent ductus arteriosus. A hole exists between two large blood vessels near her heart; blood leaks through this hole, leaving her sick and short of breath.
On February 11, she will undergo cardiac surgery at St. Damien Hospital, our medical partner’s care center. During surgery, surgeons will sew the hole closed so that blood can no longer leak through it. Another organization, Gift of Life International, is contributing $5,000 to pay for surgery.
Yanara’s family also needs help to fund the costs of surgery prep. The $1,500 requested by our medical partner, Haiti Cardiac Alliance, covers cardiac exams and medications.
Her mother says, “We are happy that our daughter can become normal and stop being sick so often.”