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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, our medical partner in Haiti.

  • November 30, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Jessika's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 07, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Jessika received treatment at Baylor Scott & White Heart Hospital. 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 03, 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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Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Linn

Linn is a 24-year-old seventh grader from Burma. She lives with her parents, grandmother, an uncle and three younger sisters in Myawaddy Township, Karen State. Among her family, only her father and her mother work. Her uncle stays home and looks after her grandmother and her youngest sister, while her two other sisters go to school. To support their family, Linn’s parents work as day labourers. About six months ago, while she was studying at school, Linn started to experience dizziness and severe headaches. When she looked at the blackboard and her notebook, she had blurry double vision. However, she did not say anything to the teacher as she is new at the school and she was afraid of the teacher. When her friends found out what was happening to her, they wanted to tell the teacher, but Linn forbid them from doing so. After a month of struggling with this problem, Linn finally told her mother. She had kept it from her as she knew about their financial difficulties and she did not want to become a burden. Linn's parents took her to an eyeglass shop in Myawaddy. There, they examine her eyesight, told Linn that she does not need eyeglasses and urged her to go to Mae Sot Hospital (MSH) in Thailand. Doctors want Linn to undergo a CT scan, a procedure in which x-ray images taken from several angles are combined to produce cross-sectional images of the body. This scan will hopefully help doctors diagnose her condition and formulate an appropriate treatment plan. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $414 to cover the cost of Linn's CT scan and care, scheduled for September 2nd. As for Linn, she enjoys studying a lot. She said, “English and mathematics are my favorite subjects. I’m also interested in karate as self-defense course and I want to learn it. But, when I have time, I have to help out with household chores. I also have to set aside time to studying.”

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