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Success! Josue from Haiti raised $1,500 to prepare for heart surgery.

Josue
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Josue's treatment was fully funded on October 21, 2016.

Photo of Josue post-operation

November 16, 2016

Josue successfully received life-saving heart surgery.

During surgery, the hole in Josue’s heart was closed with a patch, and the muscular blockage in his valve was removed. Blood now flows properly through his heart, and delivers the oxygen his body needs. He should be able to live a full and healthy life with no further cardiac symptoms.

“My mother and I would like to say thank you and God bless you to everyone who helped me have my surgery,” shares Josue.

During surgery, the hole in Josue's heart was closed with a patch, and the muscular blockage in his valve was removed. Blood now flows prope...

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October 5, 2016

Josue is a 20-year-old student, living in Port-au-Prince with his mother. He has completed his second year of university and hopes to go on to law school when he graduates. He likes watching soccer on TV and attending church with his mother.

Josue was born with Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF). This is a cardiac condition that includes a hole between the two chambers of the heart and a muscular blockage of one of the heart valves. This condition prevents oxygen from fully circulating through the body, leaving Josue weak and short of breath. It is very rare for someone with this condition to survive as long as Josue has without treatment.

$1,500 will cover the costs of the exams, care, and transportation Josue needs in order to have surgery to repair his heart.

Josue says, “I want to thank God for keeping me safe, and also to thank everyone who is helping me get my surgery!”

Josue is a 20-year-old student, living in Port-au-Prince with his mother. He has completed his second year of university and hopes to go on ...

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Josue's Timeline

  • October 5, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • October 5, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Josue received treatment at Baylor Scott & White Heart Hospital in United States. 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.

  • October 6, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Josue's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 21, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Josue's treatment was fully funded.

  • November 16, 2016
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Josue's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 3 donors

Funded by 3 donors

Treatment
Overseas Prep and Transportation
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,980 for Josue's treatment
Subsidies fund $480 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$0
Medical Staff
$450
Medication
$360
Supplies
$0
Travel
$900
Labs
$180
Other
$90

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26% funded

26%funded
$203raised
$557to go

Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

U Nyan

U Nyan is a 62-year-old man who lives with his wife in Mon State, Burma. He used to work as a tricycle taxi driver as well as a day labourer but since he had stroke around three months ago, he stopped working. His wife also had a stroke and cannot work. They have a daughter who works across the border in Bangkok, and she sends them some money every three or four months. However, the amount that her daughter sends is not enough for U Nyan and his wife for their daily expenses and they shared that, occasionally, their neighbor also gives them food. Recently, U Nyan noticed a small lump on his left elbow, which rapidly became enlarged and painful. Currently, U Nyan is in a lot of pain and cannot sleep. After seeking treatment at various clinics and hospitals, U Nyan was finally referred to Mawlamyine Christian Leprosy Hospital (MCLH) where he was diagnosed with an abscess around his left elbow joint and scheduled for surgery on May 9th. When he told the doctor that he could not afford to pay for his surgery, the doctor referred him to our medical partner Burma Children Medical Fund for financial assistance accessing surgery. He has already borrowed about $350 so far to help with his diagnosis and treatment, and people in his community have pitched in to support him financially. Our medical partner is helping him raise $760 for his surgery. “After surgery I want to go home and look after my wife. I want to listen to sermons, meditate and do good deeds,” shared U Nyan.

26% funded

26%funded
$203raised
$557to go