Nathan is a toddler from Haiti. He lives with his mother and grandparents in a neighborhood of Port-au-Prince. He attends preschool, and loves learning about trucks and planes.
Nathan has a cardiac condition called severe pulmonary stenosis. One of the four valves in his heart is too narrow, causing blood to back up into his heart and leading to hearth failure. If left untreated, this could be fatal.
Nathan will fly to Cayman Islands to receive treatment. On April 7, he will undergo cardiac surgery. During the procedure, a balloon will be used to stretch Nathan’s valve open to a more normal size. Another organization, Have a Heart Cayman, is contributing $15,000 to pay for surgery.
Nathan’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 Nathan’s family overseas.
His mother says, “Our family is so excited that Nathan can have this surgery and will no longer be in danger!”