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

Nephtalie
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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.

  • 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) in India. 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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Khristopher is a six-year-old boy from Malawi who attends primary school. He is the fourth born in a family of five children. To support their family, his parents work as small-scale farmers. When Khristopher was one year old, he began to experience frequent stomachaches. Although his parents thought they would go away, the stomachaches persisted. At three years old, his condition worsened and swelling began to occur in a sensitive area every time Khristopher cried, coughed, or did anything strenuous. His parents shared that these symptoms worry them as they helplessly watch their child in pain due to this condition. He was eventually diagnosed with a right inguinal hernia, and his doctor referred him to a different hospital for surgery. However, due to financial constraints that prevented their family from being able to pay for transportation and medical expenses, Khristopher’s father decided to continue trying to heal Khristopher using traditional methods. For another three years, Khristopher was treated with traditional herbs. Unfortunately, these methods were not successful, and his condition persisted. His father decided to seek medical care once more, so he brought Khristopher to our medical partner's care center, Nkhoma Hospital. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF), is helping Khristopher receive treatment. On August 4th, he will undergo hernia repair surgery at Nkhoma Hospital. AMHF is requesting $846 to fund Khristopher's surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and prevent future complications. Khristopher’s father says, “I have prayed and hoped for a solution to my son’s condition, and I now have faith that he will be cured.”

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