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Success! Maulito from Haiti raised $1,500 to fund heart surgery.

Maulito
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Maulito's treatment was fully funded on December 3, 2019.

Photo of Maulito post-operation

October 22, 2019

Maulito underwent heart surgery.

During surgery, doctors removed Maulito’s damaged mitral valve and implanted an artificial replacement. Although he will require daily medications for the rest of his life, Maulito should be able to live a full and healthy life with his new valve.

From Maulito: “I am very glad that my surgery went well and that I don’t have to worry about my heart any longer!”

During surgery, doctors removed Maulito's damaged mitral valve and implanted an artificial replacement. Although he will require daily medic...

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August 26, 2019

Maulito is a young man from Haiti. He lives in Port-au-Prince with his mother; he used to work repairing electronics but has not been able to continue since falling ill. Maulito has a cardiac condition called rheumatic mitral regurgitation. One of the four valves in his heart has been severely damaged due to a rheumatic fever he suffered several years ago.

Maulito will fly to the United States to receive treatment. On September 9th, he will undergo cardiac surgery, during which surgeons will remove his damaged valve and implant an artificial replacement. Another organization, The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano, is contributing $35,000 to pay for surgery.

Maulito’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 Maulito’s family overseas.

“I am looking forward to being able to focus on my future after having surgery!”

Maulito is a young man from Haiti. He lives in Port-au-Prince with his mother; he used to work repairing electronics but has not been able t...

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Maulito's Timeline

  • August 26, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • September 09, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Maulito 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.

  • September 09, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Maulito's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 22, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Maulito's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • December 03, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Maulito's treatment was fully funded.

Treatment
Overseas Prep and Transportation
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,980 for Maulito'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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Vivian

Vivian is a student from Kenya. She is eight years old girl and the firstborn child in a family of two children. Vivian is a friendly and hard working girl both at school and at home. She is currently in class four, Vivian loves to help her mother with house chores and she always wants to learn new things. Her parents depend on farming to care for the family. One evening in October, Vivian had been left at home with her younger brother as their parents went to work on their farm. As it was getting dark and their parents had not got back home, Vivian decided to boil water and give her younger brother a bath. She had not done it before but seeing how late it had gotten, she thought she could help her mother by giving her young brother a bath. As she was trying to take the pot from the fire her cloth caught fire in the process, as she was screaming and trying to take her clothes off. A neighbor came to her rescue and saved her. Her parents were called and she was rushed to a hospital. Her wounds were attended to at the hospital and over a couple of weeks they got better. But soon her mother noticed she had a contracture under her right armpit. The contracture is making it difficult to raise her arm. Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Vivian receive treatment. On November 15th, surgeons at their care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery to help her use her arm easily again. Now, she needs help to fund this $608 procedure. Vivian’s mother says, “My daughter is now limited in her daily life activities due to the contracture on her arm please help treat her.”

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$35raised
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