Maudeline is a twelve-year-old girl who loves school but has been unable to go for the past two years because she has been too ill.
“Maudeline was born with a condition called infundibular pulmonary stenosis,” our medical partner, Haiti Cardiac Alliance, shares. “The part of her heart that leads to her pulmonary artery is narrowed, causing blood to back up into her heart and the right side of her heart to fail. This makes her very tired and sick, and has been getting worse with age; if not treated soon, it will be fatal.”
Maudeline needs to travel outside of Port-Au-Prince to undergo surgery for her heart. Haiti Cardiac Alliance tells us, “Following surgery, Maudeline’s heart failure will be reversed and she should have normal blood circulation throughout her body, giving her the energy to go to school and lead an active life.”
$1,500 will cover the cost of travel and preparation for her surgery. Maudeline says, “I am excited to go on an airplane and visit another country! It is like a dream to me.” Let’s help Maudeline recover from her heart condition so she can have the opportunity to lead a long and healthy life!