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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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Solomon

Solomon is a young boy from Kenya who four months ago was diagnosed with a right undescended testis. This is a condition where testis are not in a scrotal sac as expected in a baby boy soon after birth. Solomon arrived at the hospital today in the company of his mother and grandmother. His mother walks in with a limp and a crutch for support. Solomon is quick to grab a seat for his mother, something that depicts how respectful he is. While giving him a bath recently, Solomon’s mother noticed a slight swell on his groin which was painful. Solomon confessed that it had been there for some time but really never bothered him. Solomon’s mother took him to the nearest hospital where he was diagnosed and surgery recommended. Solomon was diagnosed with cryptorchidism, a condition in which one or both of the testicles remains undescended. The cost of surgery was however way too high for them to cover. Recently, a friend advised that they visit Watsi Partner BethanyKids Kijabe where they could better access financial assistance. The diagnosis has been confirmed and surgery is advised. If not treated, Solomon is at a risk of suffering fertility issues, testicular cancer and/ or inguinal hernia. Solomon is the firstborn of three children and lives with his parents and siblings in a one-room house in Central Kenya. While Kenya has a national health insurance system, his parents have passed difficulties that have led to them to defaulting on NHIF premiums for quite some time--a situation that is common in Kenya. However, the hospital team counseled them on its importance and they promised to try and keep up with the payments. The little savings the family had were exhausted in getting treatment for Solomon’s mother who was involved in an accident sometimes back. Solomon’s father, the sole breadwinner, practices subsistence farming and at times takes up casual farming jobs to sustain his family’s needs. They are therefore appealing for help towards Solomon’s surgical care. Solomon will be receiving assistance from our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF). Fortunately, he is scheduled to undergo corrective surgery on January 30th. AMHF is requesting $535 to cover the total cost of his procedure and care. “I want to be a teacher when I grow up,” says Solomon.

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$410raised
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