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

Syndie
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
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$0
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Fully funded
Syndie's treatment was fully funded on September 26, 2019.

Photo of Syndie post-operation

November 13, 2019

Syndie underwent prep for cardiac surgery.

During surgery, doctors were able to repair Syndie’s damaged mitral valve so that it can pump blood more normally. She should be able to live a full and active life with her repaired heart.

Syndie said, “I already feel so much better and stronger than I did before surgery, and would like to say thank you to everyone!”

During surgery, doctors were able to repair Syndie's damaged mitral valve so that it can pump blood more normally. She should be able to liv...

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July 30, 2019

Syndie is a student from Haiti. She lives with her parents and three siblings on a small farm in the mountains of southern Haiti. She likes going to school and helping her parents around the farm. Syndie has a cardiac condition called rheumatic mitral regurgitation. One of the four valves in her heart was severely damaged due to a fever she suffered earlier in childhood, and cannot adequately pump blood through her body.

Syndie will fly to Dominican Republic to receive treatment. On July 29, she will undergo cardiac surgery, during which surgeons will first attempt to repair the damaged valve, and if this is not possible they will implant an artificial replacement. Another organization, Mitral Foundation, is contributing $6,000 to pay for surgery.

Syndie’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 Syndie’s family overseas.

She says, “I am looking forward to having more energy and better health after my surgery!”

Syndie is a student from Haiti. She lives with her parents and three siblings on a small farm in the mountains of southern Haiti. She likes ...

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Syndie's Timeline

  • July 30, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • August 03, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Syndie's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 26, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Syndie's treatment was fully funded.

  • October 28, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Syndie received treatment at Hospital CEDIMAT. 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.

  • November 13, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Syndie's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Treatment
Overseas Prep and Transportation
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $2,380 for Syndie's treatment
Subsidies fund $880 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$0
Medical Staff
$450
Medication
$360
Supplies
$0
Travel
$1,300
Labs
$180
Other
$90

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Yabesera is a young boy from Ethiopia. Yabsira has a twin sister named Tseganesh. They both are cute toddlers and Yabsira loves to play with his sister Tseganesh. They have an older brother too. Yabsira’s dad is a shoe-shiner with limited income while his mom is a housewife and takes care of their babies at home. Yabesera was born with hypospadias, a congenital abnormality that causes urinary dysfunction. Without treatment, he will continue to experience uncomfortable symptoms and will be at risk of infertility. Unfortunately, he contracted measles last year and could not undergo surgery. His mother brought him to our facility and requested to proceed with the surgery now and the family appeals for financial help. Fortunately, Yabesera is scheduled to undergo corrective surgery on January 14th. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,231 to cover the total cost of his procedure and care. Yabsira’s mom said, “We can’t afford the medical bill. I used to wash clothes for income but once the children were born, I had to take care of them. We are living by the income of my husband only and it is very limited to maintain the family’s needs. The community helps us by giving food and milk for our babies. But still, they are nutritionally badly affected. They didn’t start walking as a result of it. We came here by the support of an organization. We are here with the hope of getting treatment for our boy.” 

72% funded

72%funded
$892raised
$339to go

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