Success! Flescher from Haiti raised $1,500 for life-changing heart surgery.

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Flescher's treatment was fully funded on March 7, 2016.
  • Flescher's story
  • Flescher's update
February 22, 2016

Photo of Flescher post-operation

April 12, 2016

Flescher received life-changing heart surgery.

"During surgery, the hole in Flescher's heart was sewn shut," shares our medical partner, Haiti Cardiac Alliance. "Flescher should not exper...

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Flescher's Timeline

  • February 22, 2016

    Flescher was submitted by Owen Robinson, Executive Director at International Cardiac Alliance.

  • February 22, 2016

    Flescher received treatment at St. Damien Hospital in Haiti. 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 1, 2016

    Flescher's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 7, 2016

    Flescher's treatment was fully funded.

  • April 12, 2016

    Flescher's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 43 donors

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Hein is a four-year-old boy living in Burma with his parents and sister. His mother is a homemaker while his father works as a second-hand motorbike broker to provide for their family. The family faces financial struggles and Hein's grandparents often step in to offer financial assistance during times of need. Hein's sister is a student, while he stays at home with his mother. When Hein was two years old, his mother noticed that he had a small lump on his right eyelid. He rubbed his eyes frequently, experienced discomfort and sometimes woke up with his eye swollen. His mother took him to a nearby hospital in 2022 and he was given some eye drops and an antibiotic. The doctor further suggested that Hein’s mother take him to an ophthalmology hospital, which specializes in eye care, for further investigation. However, due to security concerns stemming from the civil war and the high costs associated with the journey, Hein's mother was unable to make the trip. As time passed, Hein's condition deteriorated, with increased swelling and itchiness. Presently, his right eye is painful, showing signs of redness and swelling. Hein's mother brought him to our medical partner's care center for treatment. On March 25th, Hein is scheduled for a cyst excision procedure that will provide him relief and improve his vision and eye movement. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to fund the procedure. Hein’s mother said, "I have been trying my best to seek treatment for him, and even though I cannot afford it, I hoped to find a way for him to get treated. I want him to grow up like other children and enjoy his life. As a mother, I always want the best for him, and I want to support his future ambitions. I am so happy to learn that my son's medical treatment will be supported by donors. I am happy and relieved, and I hope that Hein's condition will be cured."

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