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!”