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Success! Rose from Haiti raised $1,500 to fund prep and overseas transport for life-saving cardiac surgery.

  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
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Fully funded
Rose's treatment was fully funded on March 19, 2022.

Photo of Rose post-operation

April 15, 2022

Rose underwent life-saving cardiac surgery and is full of new energy.

Our medical partner shared that Rose’s heart surgery went well! During surgery, doctors closed the hole in Rose’s heart with a patch so that blood can no longer leak through it. Her family is grateful to no longer have such a risk of complications and Rose is already all smiles and on the move!

Her mom told us, “Rose has so much more energy and appetite now than she did before her surgery. We are very thankful to everyone who helped her!”

Our medical partner shared that Rose's heart surgery went well! During surgery, doctors closed the hole in Rose's heart with a patch so that...

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February 28, 2022

Rose is an adorable preschooler from Haiti. She lives with her parents and three siblings in a small town on the northern coast of Haiti. Rose likes helping her family take care of their pets and chickens.

Rose has born with a cardiac condition called ventricular septal defect which means a hole exists between the two lower chambers of Rose’s heart. This condition often leaves Rose feeling sick and short of breath.

Because the surgery she needs in not available in Haiti, Rose must fly to Dominican Republic to receive the necessary treatment. On March 3rd, Rose will undergo cardiac surgery, during which surgeons will a patch the hole in her heart. Our medical partner, Haiti Cardiac Alliance (HCA) is helping Rose’s family raise $1,500 to cover the cost of labs, medication, and follow-up appointments. This will also support her family to obtain passports and the HCA social workers who will accompany Rose’s family during their travel.

Rose’s father shared, “We are very hopeful that our daughter will be healthy and strong after this surgery!”

Rose is an adorable preschooler from Haiti. She lives with her parents and three siblings in a small town on the northern coast of Haiti. Ro...

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Rose's Timeline

  • February 28, 2022

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

  • March 3, 2022

    Rose's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 19, 2022

    Rose's treatment was fully funded.

  • March 28, 2022

    Rose received 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.

  • April 15, 2022

    Rose's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 31 donors

Funded by 31 donors

Overseas Prep and Transportation
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $2,380 for Rose's treatment
Subsidies fund $880 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
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San Htay

San Htay is a 44-year-old woman from Thailand. She moved from Burma eight years ago in search of better economic opportunities and lives with her husband and two sons in a village in Thailand. San Htay has an older daughter, who lives nearby with her own family, and San Htay also has three children from a previous marriage who live in Burma with their grandfather. San Htay’s husband and older son work as day laborers and collect firewood and charcoal. She is a homemaker, taking care of the household, looking after her youngest son, and raising the family's chickens. She shared that their overall income is insufficient to cover the family’s daily expenses and healthcare. In October 2022, San Htay began to experience lower back pain and other worrisome symptoms. She visited the hospital in early November, where the doctors conducted an ultrasound and discovered a possible mass at the cervix. She was given iron supplements and pain medication. However, her symptoms have continued to worsen over time, and she is also experiencing headaches, weight loss, and a decreased appetite. As a result, working around the home is difficult for her, and her husband and son often have to leave work to help. This has led to a decrease in their family income, which is adding further stress on San Htay. She shared that she also misses being able to work in her garden to grow many things like cabbage and chilies, but the pain and fatigue make it too challenging. Fortunately, our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF), can help. The doctors at BCMF’s hospital want San Htay 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. San Htay will undergo this scan on December 8th, and BCMF is requesting $414 to cover the cost of San Htay’s CT scan and care. San Htay said: “At first, I was feeling hopeless, crying a lot, and now that I know there are donors who can help cover the cost of the treatment, I am feeling hopeful again.”

0% funded

$414to go

Purity is an adorable seven-month-old baby who was born with spina bifida. She is the youngest of two children in her family. Her parents previously relied on casual labor to support their family, meaning they would pick up work wherever and whenever it was available. However, with jobs currently being so hard to find, they now do small-scale farming to provide for their family. Since she was born, Purity has had a swelling on her lower back. A few days after birth, her parents took her to a nearby facility, where she was examined three times without receiving any help. During the fourth visit, she was referred to another facility in the bigger city of Nakuru. There, she was diagnosed with spina bifida, a condition caused by the spine not properly closing around the spinal cord. After receiving a diagnosis, Purity was referred to our medical partner's care center, BethanyKids Kijabe Hospital (BKKH), for treatment. Last week, Purity's family was finally able to gather enough money to bring her to BKKH for an evaluation. However, due to financial constraints, her family is unable to fund the procedure needed to help her condition. Without treatment, Purity is at risk of lower-limb paralysis, infection of the exposed nervous tissue, development of tethered cord syndrome, and possible developmental delays. Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is able to help. Purity is scheduled to undergo spina bifida closure surgery on July 7th. Now, AMH is requesting $1,151 to cover the cost of Purity's spinal surgery. This procedure will hopefully spare Purity from the risks associated with her condition, instead allowing her to grow and develop along a healthy trajectory. Purity’s mother says, “I’m not happy to see my child with this condition. I would really like her to be treated and have a normal life.”

53% funded

$533to go

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