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John is a 12-year-old boy from Haiti who needs $1,500 to fund pre and post operative care for his heart surgery.

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May 9, 2022

John is a 12-year-old student living in a small village in northern Haiti. John lives with his parents, three brothers, and one sister, and before he fell ill, he loved to play soccer and to go to school. John has a cardiac condition called rheumatic mitral regurgitation, which means that one of his heart valves can no longer pump blood through his body. This condition is due to an infection John suffered earlier in childhood, and it has rendered him weak and left him in late-stage heart failure.

The care John needs is not available in Haiti, so John will need to fly to the Dominican Republic to receive treatment. On May 9th, he’ll finally undergo the cardiac surgery he needs, during which surgeons will remove the severely damaged valve and implant a mechanical valve in its place. Our medical partner Haiti Cardiac Alliance is contributing $15,000 to pay for the surgery.

However, John’s family also needs help to fund all the pre and postoperative costs. The $1,500 they are seeking will cover laboratory tests, medicines, checkups and follow-up appointments. It will also help John to obtain a passport, and cover the costs of the social workers from our medical partner, Haiti Cardiac Alliance, who will accompany John’s family overseas for his treatment.

John shared: “I am looking forward to being strong and healthy again once my heart is fixed.”

John is a 12-year-old student living in a small village in northern Haiti. John lives with his parents, three brothers, and one sister, and ...

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John's Timeline

  • May 9, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • May 9, 2022
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    John was scheduled to receive treatment at Hospital CEDIMAT in Dominican Republic. 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.

  • May 9, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    John's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    John is currently raising funds for his treatment.

  • TBD
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting John's treatment update from Haiti Cardiac Alliance.

Funded by 25 donors

Funded by 25 donors

Treatment
Overseas Prep and Transportation
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $2,380 for John's treatment
Subsidies fund $880 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$0
Medical Staff
$450
Medication
$360
Supplies
$0
Travel
$1,300
Labs
$180
Other
$90

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