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Success! Dawentz from Haiti raised $1,500 to fund cardiac surgery to replace his damaged heart valve.

Dawentz
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Dawentz's treatment was fully funded on January 5, 2023.

Photo of Dawentz post-operation

January 20, 2023

Dawentz underwent cardiac surgery to replace his damaged heart valve.

During surgery, the damaged valve in Dawentz’s heart was removed and an artificial replacement was implanted in its place. Dawentz should now be able to live a full and active life with minimal future impact from his condition.

Dawentz was relieved and happy to be headed back home: “I already feel like a completely different person since my surgery, and am very thankful to everyone who made it possible for me.”

During surgery, the damaged valve in Dawentz's heart was removed and an artificial replacement was implanted in its place. Dawentz should no...

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October 28, 2022

Dawentz is a student from Haiti. He lives in a small town in the mountains of central Haiti with his parents and siblings. He is in his last year of high school, and would like to go on to university to study law or business. Dawentz has a cardiac condition called severe rheumatic aortic regurgitation. One of the four valves of his heart was severely damaged by a rheumatic fever he suffered earlier in childhood. As a result, his heart can no longer adequately pump blood through his body, leaving him weak and short of breath.

The surgery that Dawentz needs is not available within Haiti due to limited cardiac care. He is scheduled to fly to the United States to receive treatment. On November 18th, he will undergo cardiac surgery, during which surgeons will remove his damaged valve and implant an artificial replacement. Another organization, Baylor Scott & White Heart Hospital, is contributing $20,000 to help pay for surgery.

Dawentz’s family also needs help to fund the costs of surgery prep and travel. The $1,500 bill covers labs, medicines, and checkup and followup appointments. It also supports the costs of obtaining his passport and the expenses of the social worker from our medical partner, Haiti Cardiac Alliance, who will accompany Dawentz’s family overseas.

Dawentz says: “I am very glad to know that so many people are helping me to get my health back.”

Dawentz is a student from Haiti. He lives in a small town in the mountains of central Haiti with his parents and siblings. He is in his last...

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Dawentz's Timeline

  • October 28, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • November 18, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Dawentz 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.

  • November 22, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Dawentz's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 5, 2023
    FULLY FUNDED

    Dawentz's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 20, 2023
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Dawentz's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 25 donors

Treatment
Overseas Prep and Transportation
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,980 for Dawentz'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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