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Fabrice from Haiti raised $1,500 for life-saving heart surgery.

Fabrice
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Fully funded
Fabrice's treatment was fully funded on October 6, 2015.

Photo of Fabrice post-operation

October 19, 2015

Fabrice received life-saving heart surgery.

“During surgery, Fabrice’s faulty valve was replaced with a mechanical valve, and a second valve was repaired,” shares our medical partner, Haiti Cardiac Alliance. “His heart is now functioning well and circulating blood through his body. Although he will need to be on lifelong medications for his valve, Fabrice should be able to lead a full and healthy life.”

Fabrice adds: “Ever since the surgery, I am not out of breath anymore and I can walk around without getting tired. I am looking forward to going home to Haiti and starting school!”

"During surgery, Fabrice's faulty valve was replaced with a mechanical valve, and a second valve was repaired," shares our medical partner, ...

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September 29, 2015

“Fabrice became very ill with rheumatic fever when he was 13 years old,” shares our medical partner, Haiti Cardiac Alliance (HCA). “This fever severely damaged his mitral and aortic valves, leaving his heart unable to properly pump blood through his body. As a result, he has been very weak and unable to attend school for the past five years.”

“18-year-old Fabrice lives in Haiti with his grandmother and his aunt. He lost his parents when he was young,” HCA continues. “He has many friends even though he cannot attend school. He likes watching soccer on TV and would like to study to become either an engineer or a doctor.”

$1,500 will fund overseas transportation and preparation for Fabrice’s heart surgery. Maine Medical Center has contributed $25,000 to fund the procedure itself.

“Following surgery, Fabrice will require lifelong anticoagulation and blood testing but should otherwise be able to lead a full and normal life,” HCA adds.

"Fabrice became very ill with rheumatic fever when he was 13 years old," shares our medical partner, Haiti Cardiac Alliance (HCA). "This fev...

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Fabrice's Timeline

  • September 29, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • September 30, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Fabrice 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.

  • October 1, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Fabrice's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 6, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Fabrice's treatment was fully funded.

  • October 19, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Fabrice. Read the update.

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70%funded
$1,058raised
$442to go

Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Sa

Sa is a 36-year-old woman who likes to sew clothes. She also enjoys doing household chores and making delicious curries. Her husband is a nightguard at a hospital. Since 2015, Sa started to experience pain in her back and her pelvic area. Since December, her pain has worsened which makes it hard for her to sleep. She shared that she is feeling increasingly worried and depressed since she first experienced the pain and realized that she was unwell. Watsi donors helped support a CT scan and doctors have now diagnosed her with bilateral ovarian cancer. To help treat her condition, her doctors advised Sa to undergo a total abdominal hysterectomy, the surgical removal of her uterus and cervix. If left untreated, Sa's symptoms will continue to worsen and put her at risk for further health complications in the future. Fortunately, Sa is scheduled to undergo her hysterectomy on February 25th. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to cover the total cost of her procedure and care. Once recovered, she is hopeful that she'll no longer be in pain and will have a better shot at recovering from cancer. Sa said, "I was very worried when I heard that I needed surgery and that it would cost a lot of money. I was worried that if the donors stopped helping me, where would I come up with enough money to pay for my surgery. I could not sleep last night, constantly worrying about my treatment cost. When I called BCMF's staff and they told me that donors could pay for my surgery, I felt so much better. Thank you everyone for helping me."

70% funded

70%funded
$1,058raised
$442to go