Success! Dymitry from Haiti raised $1,500 to fund cardiac surgery prep and transport.

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Fully funded
Dymitry's treatment was fully funded on July 19, 2020.
  • Dymitry's story
  • Dymitry's update
February 27, 2020

Photo of Dymitry post-operation

July 14, 2021

Dymitry underwent cardiac surgery.

We just received an update from our Medical Partner that after a long wait for his treatment, Dymitry finally was able to travel to Canada a...

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Dymitry's Timeline

  • February 27, 2020

    Dymitry was submitted by Owen Robinson, Executive Director at International Cardiac Alliance.

  • March 3, 2020

    Dymitry's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 19, 2020

    Dymitry's treatment was fully funded.

  • May 20, 2021

    Dymitry received treatment at The Hospital for Sick Children in Canada. 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.

  • July 14, 2021

    Dymitry's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 38 donors

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Sobel is an unemployed 21-year-old who lives in Phnom Penh province with six other members of his family - his father and five siblings who all live together at home. His father is retired. Before his injury, Sobel had an engineering job and enjoyed playing volleyball with friends. In July 2023, on his way home from work, Sobel's motorcycle skidded on the rain-soaked surface, sending him crashing onto the pavement. He lost consciousness for several hours. His sister took him to a local hospital with a skull fracture, broken collarbone, and broken upper arm. He has been diagnosed with a brachial plexus injury on his left side. The brachial plexus is a nerve network that transmits signals from the spine to the shoulder, arm, and hand. Injuries to this nerve network can result in loss of function and sensation. Sobel is unable to lift his shoulder or hand, consequently stripping away his ability to work. The thought of navigating life with only one arm is hard for him to imagine. Sobel traveled to Kien Khleang National Rehabilitation Centre to receive treatment. This is the only center in the whole country where this treatment is available. On January 2nd, he will undergo a brachial plexus repair surgery. After recovery, he hopes to restore function in his arm and hand and find a job to help his family. Our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, is requesting $709 to fund this procedure. Sobel said: "I want to work like before and hope the surgeons can help me."

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