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Success! Guerby from Haiti raised $1,500 for heart surgery preparation.

Guerby
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Guerby's treatment was fully funded on October 11, 2016.

Photo of Guerby post-operation

January 19, 2017

Guerby underwent successful heart surgery.

During surgery, Guerby’s damaged heart valve was removed, and a new, artificial valve was implanted. His heart now functions more normally, and blood can circulate throughout his body more easily. Although Guerby will need lifelong medications and blood tests to manage his artificial valve, he should be able to lead a near-normal life. He is pictured here with the American doctors in Haiti who will be monitoring his condition.

“I want to say thank you to everyone in the hospital who was so nice to me, and also to everyone who helped me get my surgery,” says Guerby. “I feel much better now!””

During surgery, Guerby's damaged heart valve was removed, and a new, artificial valve was implanted. His heart now functions more normally, ...

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October 5, 2016

Guerby is an 18-year-old student, living in the mountains outside of Gressier in Haiti. Seven years ago, Guerby contracted rheumatic fever that infected his heart, severely damaging two of his heart valves. These valves can no longer adequately pump blood to his body, causing him to feel extremely weak. He requires a surgery to replace his damaged valves with new, artificial valves.

$1,500 will provide Guerby with the exams, care, and transportation he needs to be able to have heart surgery. The heart surgery itself has been subsidized by Heart Hospital Baylor Plano, a Watsi care center.

Both of Guerby’s parents passed away in the 2010 earthquake, and he now stays with neighbors and relatives who help take care of him. Guerby shared, “I am very excited for my surgery so I can be active again and can start playing sports.” He says he would also like to study to become an engineer.

Guerby is an 18-year-old student, living in the mountains outside of Gressier in Haiti. Seven years ago, Guerby contracted rheumatic fever t...

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Guerby's Timeline

  • October 5, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • October 6, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Guerby's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 11, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Guerby's treatment was fully funded.

  • October 13, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Guerby 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.

  • January 19, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Guerby's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 4 donors

Funded by 4 donors

Treatment
Overseas Prep and Transportation
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,980 for Guerby'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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