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

Marlene
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Marlene's treatment was fully funded on August 6, 2019.

Photo of Marlene post-operation

May 20, 2019

Marlene underwent cardiac surgery.

During surgery, doctors were able to repair Marlene’s damaged mitral valve so that it can open and close more normally. She should now be able to lead a healthy life without significant symptoms from her heart.

She says, “I am so glad that my prayers of many years have been answered!”

During surgery, doctors were able to repair Marlene's damaged mitral valve so that it can open and close more normally. She should now be ab...

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April 26, 2019

Marlene is a mother of two from Haiti. She sells kitchen supplies at a local market stall, and sings in her church choir. Marlene has a cardiac condition called rheumatic mitral regurgitation. One of the four valves in her heart cannot open and close properly due to an infection she suffered several years ago. This makes her heart unable to circulate blood properly, leaving her weak and short of breath.

Marlene will fly to Dominican Republic to receive treatment. On April 27, she will undergo cardiac surgery, during which surgeons will either repair or replace her damaged valve. Another organization, Fundacion Heart Care Dominicana, is contributing $10,000 to pay for surgery.

Marlene’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 Marlene’s family overseas.

She says, “I am so glad that my prayers for surgery are about to be answered.”

Marlene is a mother of two from Haiti. She sells kitchen supplies at a local market stall, and sings in her church choir. Marlene has a card...

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Marlene's Timeline

  • April 26, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • April 27, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Marlene received treatment at Hospital CEDIMAT. 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.

  • May 03, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Marlene's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 20, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Marlene's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • August 06, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Marlene's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 37 donors

Treatment
Overseas Prep and Transportation
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $2,380 for Marlene's treatment
Subsidies fund $880 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$0
Medical Staff
$450
Medication
$360
Supplies
$0
Travel
$1,300
Labs
$180
Other
$90

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.