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John Knox from Haiti raised $1,500 to treat his congenital heart condition.

John Knox
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
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$0
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Fully funded
John Knox's treatment was fully funded on May 2, 2015.

Photo of John Knox post-operation

May 20, 2015

John Knox underwent heart surgery.

“During the procedure, John Knox’s pulmonary valve was stretched open to a near-normal size using a small balloon, and blood now flows through it at almost a normal rate,” his doctor at Haiti Cardiac Alliance reports. “He should now be able to lead a normal life with no further symptoms.”

John Knox’s mother shares: “I was scared before, because I couldn’t believe this surgery could actually work. But I already see how much better he is feeling!”

"During the procedure, John Knox's pulmonary valve was stretched open to a near-normal size using a small balloon, and blood now flows throu...

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March 19, 2015

This little boy is one-year-old John Knox from Haiti.

“John Knox lives with his parents and one older brother. His father is a fisherman, and his mother sells goods in the market,” shares our medical partner, Haiti Cardiac Alliance (HCA).

“John Knox was born with a heart condition called pulmonic stenosis, in which the valve carrying blood between the heart and the lungs is too narrow to allow blood to pass freely,” continues HCA. “Because of this, the body is deprived of oxygen and blood backs up into the heart, causing heart failure.”

John Knox is a happy and curious baby, although he is small for his age because of his heart condition. His mother tells us, “I have seen that John Knox has been suffering ever since he was born, and it’s very hard for me. I’m very happy that the doctors have agreed to help him!”

Surgery for his condition costs $1,500, and it is expected to have a huge impact on his health and development. “John Knox’s pulmonary valve should be stretched to a near-normal size, allowing blood to pass freely to his lungs. He should be able to live a full life without further cardiac issues,” explains HCA.

This little boy is one-year-old John Knox from Haiti. "John Knox lives with his parents and one older brother. His father is a fisherman...

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John Knox's Timeline

  • March 19, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    John Knox was submitted by Owen Robinson at Haiti Cardiac Alliance.

  • March 20, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    John Knox received treatment. 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.

  • April 24, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    John Knox's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 2, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    John Knox's treatment was fully funded.

  • May 20, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on John Knox. Read the update.

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