Chivensky is a toddler from Haiti. He lives in a neighborhood of Port-au-Prince, where his mother and father share custody of him during the week. He attends preschool and likes drawing and watching cartoons. Chivensky has a cardiac condition called ventricular septal defect. A hole exists between the two lower chambers of his heart.
On October 11, he will undergo cardiac surgery at St. Damien Hospital, our medical partner’s care center. During surgery, surgeons will use a patch to close the hole in his heart. Another organization, Gift of Life International, is contributing $5,000 to pay for surgery.
Chivensky’s family also needs help to fund the costs of surgery prep. The $1,500 requested by our medical partner, Haiti Cardiac Alliance, covers cardiac exams and medications.
His father says, “Our family is all praying for our son’s surgery to go well!”