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

Nephtalie
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
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$0
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Fully funded
Nephtalie's treatment was fully funded on March 26, 2019.

Photo of Nephtalie post-operation

March 11, 2019

Nephtalie underwent cardiac surgery.

During surgery, the damaged valve in Nephtalie’s heart was removed and replaced with an artificial implant. She should be able to live a full and active life with fewer symptoms from her heart condition.

She says, “I already feel healthier and stronger than I did before my surgery!”

During surgery, the damaged valve in Nephtalie's heart was removed and replaced with an artificial implant. She should be able to live a ful...

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January 28, 2019

Nephtalie is a student from Haiti. She lives with her mother and younger sister in a neighborhood of Port-au-Prince. She enjoys going to school and attending church. Nephtalie has a cardiac condition called rheumatic mitral stenosis. One of the four valves of her heart is too tight and narrow as a result of a fever suffered earlier in her childhood. Blood backs up behind the valve, leading to heart failure.

Nephtalie will fly to India to receive treatment. On February 25, she will undergo cardiac surgery, during which Surgeons will first attempt to open the valve by inserting a catheter and expanding a balloon. If this is not successful, they will immediately proceed to open-heart surgery to open the valve. Our medical partner, Haiti Cardiac Alliance, is contributing $5,000 to pay for surgery.

Nephtalie’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 Nephtalie’s family overseas.

She says, “I am very happy to have this surgery so I can be healthy and stop worrying about my health.”

Nephtalie is a student from Haiti. She lives with her mother and younger sister in a neighborhood of Port-au-Prince. She enjoys going to sch...

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Nephtalie's Timeline

  • January 28, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • January 29, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Nephtalie's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 25, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Nephtalie received treatment at All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS). 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.

  • March 11, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Nephtalie's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • March 26, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Nephtalie's treatment was fully funded.

Treatment
Overseas Prep and Transportation
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $7,680 for Nephtalie's treatment
Subsidies fund $6,180 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$2,800
Medical Staff
$450
Medication
$360
Supplies
$0
Travel
$3,800
Labs
$180
Other
$90

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