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Success! Widline from Haiti raised $1,500 to undergo prep for heart surgery.

Widline
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Widline's treatment was fully funded on December 16, 2019.

Photo of Widline post-operation

November 13, 2019

Widline to undergo prep for heart surgery.

During surgery, doctors were able to repair Widline’s mitral valve so that it can pump blood more normally. She should be able to lead a full and active life with no further symptoms from this condition.

Widline’s mother said, “Our family made a lot of sacrifices for Widline to be able to have surgery. We are so happy she is healthy!”

During surgery, doctors were able to repair Widline's mitral valve so that it can pump blood more normally. She should be able to lead a ful...

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October 27, 2019

Widline is a student from Haiti. She lives with her parents and three sisters on a small farm in central Haiti. She enjoys going to school and church. Widline has a cardiac condition called rheumatic mitral regurgitation. One of the four valves of her heart was severely damaged by a rheumatic fever she suffered in childhood, and can no longer adequately pump blood through her body.

Widline will fly to the Dominican Republic to receive treatment. On October 29th, she will undergo cardiac surgery, during which surgeons will attempt to repair her valve; if they are unable to do so, they will implant an artificial replacement. Another organization, The Mitral Foundation, is contributing $7500.0 to pay for surgery.

Widline’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 Widline’s family overseas.

Widline’s mother said, “Our family is praying for everyone who is helping our daughter get better!”

Widline is a student from Haiti. She lives with her parents and three sisters on a small farm in central Haiti. She enjoys going to school a...

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Widline's Timeline

  • October 27, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • October 29, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Widline 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.

  • November 12, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Widline's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 13, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Widline's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • December 16, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Widline's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 14 donors

Funded by 14 donors

Treatment
Overseas Prep and Transportation
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $2,380 for Widline's treatment
Subsidies fund $880 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$0
Medical Staff
$450
Medication
$360
Supplies
$0
Travel
$1,300
Labs
$180
Other
$90

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Evans

Evans works hard as a motorcycle taxi driver. He's the second-born in a family of five and had to drop out of school in grade 8 after his parents were unable to pay his secondary school fees. He opted to take a “Boda boda” (motorcycle taxi) job so that he could support his siblings and his children. Evans has two children that he works hard to provide for and he hopes to get married in the future. Now, he worries about not walking again. He is a hardworking and industrious man who makes ends meet for his young children. Two days ago, Evans sustained a traumatic right femur and tibia fracture after he was involved in a road traffic accident. He was rushed to the hospital for x-rays. Because he had an open wound on his femur, Evans was taken to the operating room for emergency washout surgery. A cast was placed and he was admitted to the surgical ward as doctors plan for his care. Evans is unable to walk or lift his right leg due to the fractures. He is worried that he'll continue lying in the hospital bed in a lot of pain. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMH) can help. On September 7th, Evans will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF). Evans will heal and be able to work. He'll be able to fend for himself and help out his family and children. AMH is requesting $1247 to fund this procedure. Being single and without a proper job, Evans has very little to help him undergo this surgery. He has come out to ask well-wishers to help him raise money for his surgery so that he can walk again and continue supporting his family. Evans says, “If I could be walking now, I could be out there looking for a job and supporting my family. I have faith that I will walk again."

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$1,106raised
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