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Success! Jessika from Haiti raised $1,500 to fund prep for cardiac surgery.

Jessika
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
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$0
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Fully funded
Jessika's treatment was fully funded on December 27, 2017.

Photo of Jessika post-operation

January 3, 2018

Jessika underwent cardiac surgery.

During surgery, Jessika’s damaged valve was removed and replaced with an artificial implant. She should now be able to lead a more normal life with few or no symptoms from this cardiac condition.

She says, “I had a great time visiting a new country and making lots of new friends!”

During surgery, Jessika's damaged valve was removed and replaced with an artificial implant. She should now be able to lead a more normal li...

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November 30, 2017

Jessika is a student from Haiti. She lives in Port-au-Prince with her mother, father, and younger sister. She has been studying diplomacy in a local university but has had to take time off because of her illness.

Jessika has a cardiac condition called rheumatic mitral regurgitation. One of the four valves in her heart has been severely damaged from rheumatic fever, and can no longer adequately pump blood through her body.

Jessika will fly to the United States to receive treatment. On December 7, she will undergo cardiac surgery, during which surgeons will either repair her mitral valve, or replace it with an artificial valve.. Another organization, The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano, is contributing $65,000 to pay for surgery.

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

She says, “I am very nervous but am looking forward to surgery so I can continue my studies.”

Jessika is a student from Haiti. She lives in Port-au-Prince with her mother, father, and younger sister. She has been studying diplomacy in...

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Jessika's Timeline

  • November 30, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • November 30, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Jessika's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 7, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Jessika 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.

  • December 27, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Jessika's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 3, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Jessika's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 23 donors

Funded by 23 donors

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

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$394to go