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Emmanuel is a future doctor from Haiti who needs $1,500 to fund cardiac surgery.

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November 10, 2022

Emmanuel is a 17-year-old student from Haiti who hopes to become a doctor. He lives with his aunt and uncle in a neighborhood of Port-au-Prince so that he can more easily attend school, as his parents live in the countryside.

Emmanuel has a cardiac condition called rheumatic mitral regurgitation, which means one of his heart valves was severely damaged from an infection he experienced in early childhood. In 2017, Emmanuel underwent heart surgery to repair his existing valve. This surgery stabilized his heart for several years, but the valve remains unable to pump blood adequately throughout his body. Emmanuel needs to undergo a second surgery to replace the valve with a prosthetic heart valve.

Emmanuel will fly to the Dominican Republic to receive treatment, as this surgery is unavailable in Haiti. On November 10th, he will undergo cardiac surgery, during which surgeons will remove the damaged heart valve and implant a replacement valve. An organization called Mitral Foundation is contributing $8,000 to pay for help pay for surgery.

Emmanuel’s family also needs help to fund the costs of surgery prep. The $1,500 bill covers labs, medicines, and check-up and follow-up appointments. It also supports passport obtainment and the social workers from our medical partner, Haiti Cardiac Alliance, who will accompany Emmanuel’s family overseas.

Emmanuel shared, “I am looking forward to growing stronger and having much more energy after my surgery!”

Emmanuel is a 17-year-old student from Haiti who hopes to become a doctor. He lives with his aunt and uncle in a neighborhood of Port-au-Pri...

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Emmanuel's Timeline

  • November 10, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • November 10, 2022
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Emmanuel was scheduled to receive treatment at Hospital CEDIMAT in Dominican Republic. 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.

  • November 13, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Emmanuel's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Emmanuel is currently raising funds for his treatment.

  • TBD
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Emmanuel's treatment update from Haiti Cardiac Alliance.

Treatment
Overseas Prep and Transportation
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $2,380 for Emmanuel'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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