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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.

  • August 3, 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 in Dominican Republic. 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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Vanna is a 38-year-old former construction worker from Cambodia. He is married and has a five-year-old son who has just started public school. His wife works in a local lamp factory. He enjoys reading the news, fishing, and playing football with friends In July of 2021, Vanna was in a motor vehicle accident in which he suffered loss of consciousness, trauma/paralysis to his right shoulder, and a fractured humerus. He had a fracture repair of his humerus done, and spent over a month in hospital. But he has also been diagnosed with a brachial plexus injury on his right 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. Vanna has no movement of his right shoulder due to trapezius nerve damage and cannot bend his elbow or move his fingers. He is unable to work to support his young family and is in chronic pain. Vanna traveled to our medical partner's care center to receive treatment. This is the only center in the whole country where this treatment is available. On September 29th, he will undergo a brachial plexus repair surgery. After recovery, he hopes to use his shoulder and arm again to find a job in construction. Our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, is requesting $709 to fund this procedure. Vanna said: "After surgery, I hope my right shoulder will have movement, I have no pain, and can work for my family again."

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$479raised
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