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Maudeline from Haiti raised $1,500 to pay travel costs for heart surgery.

Maudeline
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Maudeline's treatment was fully funded on October 2, 2014.

Photo of Maudeline post-operation

February 12, 2015

Maudeline received heart surgery (in the United States!) to improve her blood circulation and give her the energy she needs to live a normal life.

Our medical partner, Haiti Cardiac Alliance, shares “Her heart now functions normally, and once she has fully recovered she should not have any ongoing symptoms or need for further medications or surgeries.” Maudeline says, ““I really like all of the people I’ve met here in the United States, and I liked watching lots of movies while I was in the hospital, especially Frozen!” Thanks to you, Maudeline can go back to being a normal, healthy kid!

Our medical partner, Haiti Cardiac Alliance, shares "Her heart now functions normally, and once she has fully recovered she should not have ...

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September 12, 2014

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!

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. "Maud...

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Maudeline's Timeline

  • September 12, 2014
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Maudeline was submitted by Owen Robinson at Haiti Cardiac Alliance.

  • September 29, 2014
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Maudeline's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 2, 2014
    FULLY FUNDED

    Maudeline's treatment was fully funded.

  • October 7, 2014
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Maudeline received treatment. 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.

  • February 12, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Maudeline. Read the update.

Funded by 19 donors

Funded by 19 donors

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Loy

Loy is a 46-year-old small scale farmer and a strong mother to her five children who range from the ages of 21 to 11 years old. Due to difficult finances and lack of resources, all of Loy's children have received a partial primary school education at various levels. Loy and her husband earn their income by farming, and their family lives together in a four-room mud house for shelter. Four months ago, Loy began experiencing severe lower abdominal pains that have caused her many sleepless nights. She believes that her uterus is very weak because she had a number of complicated deliveries when she gave birth to her children. She visited a doctor in March and was given temporary medication to help ease the pain and discomfort. Months later, she can now no longer sleep comfortably, and has had to completely stop farming due to the pain. Loy has been diagnosed with chronic pelvic inflammatory disease and needs to undergo a hysterectomy, the surgical removal of the uterus, in order to treat her condition. Fortunately, on May 13th, Loy will undergo gynecological surgery at our medical partner's care center, Rushoroza Hospital. Once recovered, Loy will be able to resume her daily activities free of pain and continue on with her farming in order to take care of her family. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $319 to help fund this surgery. Loy says, “I can no longer practice farming in my current condition and my family depends on farming. I hope to get well through surgery so that I may be able once again take better care of my family.”

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