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Success! Jean from Haiti raised $1,500 to fund prep and transport for heart surgery.

Jean
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
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$0
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Fully funded
Jean's treatment was fully funded on January 22, 2020.

Photo of Jean post-operation

November 13, 2019

Jean underwent prep and transport for heart surgery.

During surgery, the hole in Jean’s heart was closed with a patch and blood can no longer leak through it. He should be able to lead a full and active life with his repaired heart.

Jean said, “I am excited to be able to do the things I want to do without getting tired!”

During surgery, the hole in Jean's heart was closed with a patch and blood can no longer leak through it. He should be able to lead a full a...

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October 17, 2019

Jean has a cardiac condition called ventricular septal defect and pulmonary hypertension. A hole exists between the two lower chambers of his heart; blood leaks through this hole without passing through his lungs to obtain oxygen, leaving him weak and short of breath.

Earlier this year, he underwent a procedure called a cardiac catheterization to confirm that his condition can be repaired, and now he is ready to have surgery. Jean lives with his parents and two siblings in a mountain village in northern Haiti; his parents are both farmers. He is in the fourth grade and enjoys going to school.

Jean’s mother said, “I am very happy that after many years of hoping and praying, Jean can finally have this operation!”

Jean has a cardiac condition called ventricular septal defect and pulmonary hypertension. A hole exists between the two lower chambers of hi...

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Jean's Timeline

  • October 17, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • October 21, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Jean received treatment at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences in India. 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.

  • November 10, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Jean's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 13, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Jean's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • January 22, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Jean's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 35 donors

Treatment
Overseas Prep and Transportation
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $3,680 for Jean's treatment
Subsidies fund $2,180 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$0
Medical Staff
$450
Medication
$360
Supplies
$0
Travel
$2,600
Labs
$180
Other
$90

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Gatguon

Gatguon is an 8-week-old baby girl from a remote area of South Sudan. The civil war in South Sudan has made it difficult for many to access healthcare and treatment, including Gatguon's family. Gatguon was born with swelling in the back of her head. Upon referral to Old Fangak Clinic, the doctor diagnosed Gatguon with spina bifida, a type of neural tube defect in which the spine does not properly close around the spinal cord. Without treatment, Gatguon is at risk of lower-limb paralysis, infection of the exposed nervous tissue, development of tethered cord syndrome, and possible developmental delays. Gatguon urgently needs spina bifida repair surgery to correct the condition and reduce risk of infection. Unfortunately, this treatment is not available for her in South Sudan. Dr Jill Seaman and her team at Old Fangak Clinic facilitated Gatguon’s travel to Kenya – a long and difficult journey for a sick baby. Now, doctors at our medical partner's care center in Kenya will perform the surgery she needs. Gatguon’s parents have two kids. Her mother is a stay-at-home mom and her father is a vegetable farmer. They are hopeful that baby Gatguon will be treated and that they will continue taking care of her and loving her unconditionally. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is helping Gatguon's family raise $1,151 to cover the cost of spina bifida closure surgery. The procedure is scheduled to take place on April 20th and will hopefully spare Gatguon of further complications and allow her to grow and develop along a healthy trajectory. Gatguon’s mother shared, “We hope that our child will be treated.”

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$549raised
$602to go

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