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Christmaelle is a sweet 2-year-old from Haiti who needs $1,500 to fund surgery prep and travel for life-saving cardiac surgery.

Christmaelle
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  • $980 raised, $520 to go
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May 31, 2022

Christmaelle is a beautiful toddler from Haiti. She lives with her parents, grandparents, and three older siblings in a small fishing village in southwest Haiti. The adults in her family all fish and raise livestock for a living. Christmaelle has a cardiac condition called ventricular septal defect. A hole exists between the two lower chambers of her heart; blood leaks through this hole without first passing through her lungs to obtain oxygen, leaving her weak and short of breath.

The surgery Christmaelle needs is not available in Haiti, so she will fly to Dominican Republic to receive treatment. On June 28th, she will undergo cardiac surgery, during which surgeons will close the hole in her heart with a patch so that blood can no longer leak through it. Haiti Cardiac Alliance is contributing $7,000 to pay for her surgery.

Christmaelle’s family also needs help to fund the costs of surgery prep and followup. The $1,500 bill covers labs, medicines, and checkup and followup appointments. It also supports the cost of getting passports and the social workers from our medical partner, Haiti Cardiac Alliance, who will accompany Christmaelle’s family overseas.

Christmaelle’s mother said: “Our family is praying for everyone who is helping our daughter to become healthy again!”

Christmaelle is a beautiful toddler from Haiti. She lives with her parents, grandparents, and three older siblings in a small fishing villag...

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Christmaelle's Timeline

  • May 31, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • June 1, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Christmaelle's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 28, 2022
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Christmaelle was scheduled to receive 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.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Christmaelle is currently raising funds for her treatment.

  • TBD
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Christmaelle's treatment update from Haiti Cardiac Alliance.

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