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

Jean Marc
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Jean Marc's treatment was fully funded on April 10, 2018.

Photo of Jean Marc post-operation

March 6, 2018

Jean Marc underwent cardiac surgery.

During surgery, the damaged valve in Jean Marc’s heart was replaced with an artificial implant, and it can now circulate blood through his body more normally. He should be able to lead a more normal life with fewer symptoms from this cardiac condition.

He says, “I am excited to get back to teaching and see all of my students!”

During surgery, the damaged valve in Jean Marc's heart was replaced with an artificial implant, and it can now circulate blood through his b...

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February 19, 2018

Jean Marc is a teacher from Haiti. He lives in Port-au-Prince, where he is a high school math teacher. Jean Marc has a cardiac condition called rheumatic mitral regurgitation. One of the four valves of Jean Marc’s heart was severely damaged as a result of a rheumatic fever he suffered as a teenager, and it can no longer adequately pump blood through his body, leading to heart failure.

Jean Marc will fly to Dominican Republic to receive treatment. On February 19, he will undergo cardiac surgery, during which doctors will remove the damaged valve and insert a mechanical replacement. University of Virginia is contributing $8,000 to pay for surgery.

Jean Marc’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 Jean Marc’s family overseas.

He says, “I am so thankful to everyone for giving me this chance to recover my health!”

Jean Marc is a teacher from Haiti. He lives in Port-au-Prince, where he is a high school math teacher. Jean Marc has a cardiac condition cal...

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Jean Marc's Timeline

  • February 19, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Jean Marc was submitted by Owen Robinson, Executive Director at Haiti Cardiac Alliance.

  • February 19, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Jean Marc 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.

  • February 21, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Jean Marc's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 6, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Jean Marc's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • April 10, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Jean Marc's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 33 donors

Treatment
Overseas Prep and Transportation
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $2,380 for Jean Marc'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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Kelvin

Kelvin is a bright second grade student and the last born in a family of five. His mother told us that Kelvin likes playing football, reading, and running together with his friends. Kelvin's mother is now a single mom after she separated from her husband many years ago after he engaged in drugs and frequent drinking. “He could not provide for the family anymore...” Kelvin's mother told us. Currently, Kelvin's mother has a small makeshift hotel, known as a Kibanda, where she sells tea, porridge, and mandazi (doughnuts) which is just enough to sustain her children and pay for their house rent. Kelvin has a hemiplegic cerebral palsy condition. When Kelvin was one year old, his mother noticed a bending of the left foot, and as he continued to grow his left foot worsened. Recently, while Kelvin was passing by the market in the village, a lady spotted him and inquired about where he lived. She later called Kelvin's mother and advised her to visit CURE hospital. At the hospital, Kelvin was scheduled to undergo surgery. Fortunately, Kelvin traveled to visit our medical partner's care center, AIC Cure International Hospital. There, surgeons will perform clubfoot repair surgery on August 19th. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,286 to fund Kelvin's treatment. After treatment, he will be able to walk well and play with friends. He will also be able to continue with his studies uninterrupted. Kelvin's mother said, “I am seeking support because I cannot pay the hospital bill, if I can be helped, I will be grateful to see my son walking normally.”

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