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Success! Emmanuella from Haiti raised $1,500 to fund overseas transportation and preparations for her crucial heart surgery.

Emmanuella
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
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$0
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Fully funded
Emmanuella's treatment was fully funded on November 29, 2022.

Photo of Emmanuella post-operation

December 29, 2022

Emmanuella underwent life-saving heart surgery.

During surgery, doctors removed Emmanuela’s damaged valve and implanted an artificial replacement. Her medical team shared that her surgery went well, she is recovering as they hoped, and should now be able to live a full and active life with minimal symptoms from her condition.

Emmanuela was so happy to be feeling stronger, sharing: “My family and I would like to say thank you to everyone who helped to fix my heart!”

During surgery, doctors removed Emmanuela's damaged valve and implanted an artificial replacement. Her medical team shared that her surgery ...

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October 28, 2022

Emmanuella is a student from Haiti who lives with her parents and siblings in a small village in the southwest of the country. She has completed two years of high school but had to stop due to her illness and plans to resume after surgery. Emmanuella has a cardiac condition called rheumatic mitral regurgitation. One of the four valves of her heart was severely damaged due to a rheumatic fever she suffered earlier in childhood. As a result, her heart cannot adequately pump blood through her body, leaving her weak and with shortness of breath.

Because the surgery she needs is not available in Haiti, Emmanuella will need to fly to the United States to receive treatment for her condition. On November 18th, she will undergo cardiac surgery, during which surgeons will attempt to repair her damaged valve; if they are unable to, they will implant an artificial replacement. Another organization, Baylor Scott & White Heart Hospital, is contributing $20,000 to pay for her surgery.

Emmanuella’s family also needs help to fund the costs of surgery prep and travel. The $1,500 bill covers labs, medicine, and check-up and follow-up appointments. It also supports passport obtainment and the social worker from our medical partner, Haiti Cardiac Alliance, who will accompany Emmanuella overseas.

Emmanuella shares, “I am very hopeful that after this surgery, I will feel strong enough to go back to school and live my life!”

Emmanuella is a student from Haiti who lives with her parents and siblings in a small village in the southwest of the country. She has compl...

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Emmanuella's Timeline

  • October 28, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • November 10, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Emmanuella's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 21, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Emmanuella received treatment at Baylor Scott & White Heart Hospital in United States. 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 29, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Emmanuella's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 29, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Emmanuella's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 1 donor

Funded by 1 donor

Treatment
Overseas Prep and Transportation
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,980 for Emmanuella's treatment
Subsidies fund $480 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$0
Medical Staff
$450
Medication
$360
Supplies
$0
Travel
$900
Labs
$180
Other
$90

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