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Jean Emile from Haiti raised $1,500 to fund prep for cardiac surgery.

Jean Emile
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Jean Emile's treatment was fully funded on August 7, 2019.

Photo of Jean Emile post-operation

June 21, 2019

Jean Emile underwent a cardiac catheterization.

On arrival in Canada, Jean Emile underwent a cardiac catheterization (something that is not available anywhere in Haiti) which showed that the pressures in his lungs are too high to completely repair the holes in his heart. Instead, he has been started on a medical regimen that will gradually lower the pressures in his lungs while allowing him to live relatively symptom-free in the meantime.

On arrival in Canada, Jean Emile underwent a cardiac catheterization (something that is not available anywhere in Haiti) which showed that t...

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May 28, 2019

Jean Emile is a preschooler from Haiti. He lives with his mother, father, and two brothers in a neighborhood of Port-au-Prince. He likes listening to music and playing with toy cars. Jean Emile has a cardiac condition called ventricular septal defect. A hole exists between the two lower chambers of his heart; blood leaks through the hole without passing through the lungs to get oxygen, leaving him sick and short of breath.

Jean Emile will fly to Canada to receive treatment. On June 3, he will undergo cardiac surgery, during which surgeons will use a patch to close the hole in his heart. Another organization, The Herbie Fund, is contributing $12,000 to pay for surgery.

Jean Emile’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 Jean Emile’s family overseas.

His mother says, “I am happy for this surgery so that I can let my son run and play with the other children.”

Jean Emile is a preschooler from Haiti. He lives with his mother, father, and two brothers in a neighborhood of Port-au-Prince. He likes lis...

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Jean Emile's Timeline

  • May 28, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Jean Emile was submitted by Owen Robinson, Executive Director at Haiti Cardiac Alliance, our medical partner in Haiti.

  • May 28, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Jean Emile's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 03, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Jean Emile received treatment at The Hospital for Sick Children. 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.

  • June 21, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Jean Emile. Read the update.

  • August 07, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Jean Emile's treatment was fully funded.

Treatment
Overseas Prep and Transportation
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $2,380 for Jean Emile'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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