Success! BB Martine from Haiti raised $957 to fund surgery to heal his hydrocephalus condition.

BB Martine
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BB Martine's treatment was fully funded on September 6, 2022.
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  • BB Martine's update
April 13, 2022

Photo of BB Martine post-operation

September 17, 2022

BB Martine underwent surgery to heal his hydrocephalus condition.

This surgery gives BB Martine the best chance to grow and develop into a healthy child without continued complications from hydrocephalus. ...

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BB Martine's Timeline

  • April 13, 2022

    BB Martine was submitted by Jennifer Rogers, Chief Nursing Officer at Project Medishare.

  • April 15, 2022

    BB Martine's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 16, 2022

    BB Martine received treatment at Hospital Bernard Mevs in Haiti. 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.

  • September 6, 2022

    BB Martine's treatment was fully funded.

  • September 17, 2022

    BB Martine's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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Aung, who is 25 years old, lives with his mother, brother and two sisters in Burma. His mother is retired, and his brother is a security guard. One of his sisters works at a bicycle factory, while the other one works for a local company. Aung is currently unemployed because of his poor health. In October 2022, Aung fell ill and developed a persistent cough. He went to a charity hospital, where he was told that he had a heart infection. After he was treated with injected antibiotics, the doctor told him that he needed an echocardiogram, because he might have a heart condition due to the infection. After the echo was completed, he was diagnosed with mitral valve regurgitation, and he was referred to a cardiologist in Yangon. Aung went to see the cardiologist, who told him that he would need surgery, which he could not afford. On December 25, 2022, both of Aung's legs and his arms became swollen, and he was unable to sleep. He went to a private hospital, where it was determined that he would need surgery as soon as possible. Currently, Aung feels extremely fatigued, experiences chest pains, and has difficulty breathing. Sometimes, his legs and his arms become swollen, and he cannot sleep well at night. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 for the mitral valve replacement surgery that Aung needs. The procedure is currently scheduled to take place on April 2nd, at Pun Hlaing Hospital. "In the future, I want to work as a taxi driver, because I believe that I could easily earn money doing this [in the city]," said Aung.

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