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

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Fully funded
Josue's treatment was fully funded on October 21, 2016.
  • Josue's story
  • Josue's update
October 5, 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 prope...

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Josue's Timeline

  • October 5, 2016

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

  • October 5, 2016

    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

    Josue's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 21, 2016

    Josue's treatment was fully funded.

  • November 16, 2016

    Josue's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 3 donors

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Peter is a 5th grade student from Kenya. He is an only child being raised by his single mother, who works as a hotel waitress earning about $70 per month. The family also has a small tea plantation in their ancestral home, but are unable to raise the funds needed for Peter's surgery. Peter has been diagnosed with hydrocephalus, a condition in which excess cerebrospinal fluid accumulates in the brain and increases intracranial pressure. As a result of his condition, Peter has been experiencing difficulty in holding things and walking. The condition has affected his appearance, with a change in the color of his eyes. Over time, he has developed urine and stool incontinence. His worried mom decided to seek treatment from several hospitals. Doctors determined that Peter needs a special surgery that will relieve pressure from the skull. Without treatment, Peter will experience severe physical and developmental delays. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $720 to cover the cost of surgery for Peter. The procedure is scheduled to take place on January 11th, and will drain the excess fluid from Peter's brain. This will reduce intracranial pressure and greatly improve his quality of life. With proper treatment, Peter will hopefully develop into a strong, healthy young boy. Peter’s mother says, “Peter has been sickly and has been missing school for almost a year now. This condition is affecting his school life. He needs this treatment to recover and go back to school.”

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