Rose is a student from Haiti. She lives with her parents and two sisters in Cap Haitien, a city on the north coast of Haiti. She is in the third grade and likes going to school and participating in church.
Rose has a cardiac condition called Tetralogy of Fallot. This diagnosis involves several related defects, including a hole between two chambers of the heart and a muscular blockage of one of the valves.
Rose will fly to Cayman Islands to receive treatment. On November 13, she will undergo cardiac surgery, during which surgeons will close the hole in her heart with a patch and remove the muscular blockage in her valve. Another organization, Have a Heart Cayman, is contributing $22,000 to pay for surgery.
Rose’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 Rose’s family overseas.
Rose says, :I am happy about getting my heart fixed so I won’t be tired all the time!”