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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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Dar is a 21-day-old baby girl who lives with her parents and her brother in a village in the border area of Karen State in Burma. Dar was born at home with the help of a traditional birth attendant. Two days after she was born, Dar's mother noticed a problem when Dar was passing stool. She told Dar’s father to call a medic from the clinic to their home. The medic realized that Dar was born with a anorectal condition and shared with Dar’s mother that baby Dar would urgently need surgery to receive a colostomy. Dar’s parents are subsistence farmers who grow rice and raise chickens. They also forage for vegetables in the jungle and go fishing when they want to eat fish. To purchase staples that they cannot produce such as salt and oil, Dar’s father works as an agricultural day labourer during the rainy season. However, since the rainy season has not yet begun, they currently have no income. However, their daily needs are fulfilled from living off the land. If they are sick and need to seek treatment, they go to the free clinic in their village run by Burma Medical Association (BMA). Fortunately our medical partner Burma Children Medical Fund is helping Dar's family access the medical care she needs. They need help raising $1,500 to fund the treatment she needs. “We had to borrow money so far for Dar’s treatment and my husband cannot work,” said Dar’s mother. “I want to send my baby to school until she graduates so that she can become educated. I want this for her future because I only went to school until grade four. After she completes her studies, she can become whatever she wants one day.”

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