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

Kesny
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Kesny's treatment was fully funded on April 10, 2018.

Photo of Kesny post-operation

April 20, 2018

Kesny underwent cardiac surgery.

During surgery, two of Kesny’s valves were replaced with artificial implants, and the other two were repaired so that they function more normally. Kesny should now be able to lead a more active and normal life without danger from his cardiac condition.

He says, “I had many new experiences and made many new friends while I was in the US, and would like to say thank you to everyone!”

During surgery, two of Kesny's valves were replaced with artificial implants, and the other two were repaired so that they function more nor...

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February 28, 2018

Kesny is a student from Haiti. He lives with his mother in Cap Haitien, a city on the northern coast of Haiti. He is in the ninth grade and enjoys school and going to church.

Kesny has a cardiac condition called rheumatic heart disease. As a younger child, Kesny suffered a severe rheumatic fever, which damaged all four valves of his heart. As a result, his heart cannot adequately pump blood through his body and he is in late-stage heart failure.

Kesny will fly to the United States to receive treatment. On March 26, he will undergo cardiac surgery, during which surgeons will repair or replace all four of the damaged valves in his heart. Another organization, The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano, is contributing $60,000 to pay for surgery.

Kesny’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 Kesny’s family overseas.

He says, “I am looking forward to being able to stop worrying about my heart after my surgery!”

Kesny is a student from Haiti. He lives with his mother in Cap Haitien, a city on the northern coast of Haiti. He is in the ninth grade and ...

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Kesny's Timeline

  • February 28, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Kesny was submitted by Owen Robinson, Executive Director at Haiti Cardiac Alliance, our medical partner in Haiti.

  • March 01, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Kesny's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 09, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Kesny received treatment at Baylor Scott & White Heart Hospital. 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.

  • April 10, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Kesny's treatment was fully funded.

  • April 20, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Kesny's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Treatment
Overseas Prep and Transportation
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,980 for Kesny's treatment
Subsidies fund $480 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$0
Medical Staff
$450
Medication
$360
Supplies
$0
Travel
$900
Labs
$180
Other
$90

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