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Success! Marc from Haiti raised $1,500 to fund prep for cardiac surgery.

Marc
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$1,500
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$0
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Fully funded
Marc's treatment was fully funded on November 5, 2018.

Photo of Marc post-operation

October 19, 2018

Marc underwent cardiac surgery.

During surgery, an artificial valve was implanted into Marc’s heart. His heart should now be stronger and better able to circulate blood to his body.

He says, “I am looking forward to being able to play sports and be more active!”

During surgery, an artificial valve was implanted into Marc's heart. His heart should now be stronger and better able to circulate blood to ...

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August 31, 2018

Marc is a teenager from Haiti. Marc lives in Port-au-Prince with his father, who is a plumber, and his mother, who works in a bakery. He enjoys going to school and listening to soccer games on the radio.

Marc has a condition called rheumatic heart disease, in which an infection severely damaged one of the valves of his heart, preventing it from adequately circulating blood to his body. This condition leads to fatigue and weakness and could eventually be fatal.

Marc will fly to India to receive treatment. On September 21, he will undergo cardiac surgery. During surgery, his damaged valve will be removed and an artificial valve will be implanted in its place.

Marc’s family 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 his family overseas.

Marc says, “I would like to say thank you to everyone who is helping to fix my heart problem and make me healthy.”

Marc is a teenager from Haiti. Marc lives in Port-au-Prince with his father, who is a plumber, and his mother, who works in a bakery. He enj...

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Marc's Timeline

  • August 31, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • September 19, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Marc received treatment at All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) in India. 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.

  • September 23, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Marc's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 19, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Marc's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • November 5, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Marc's treatment was fully funded.

Treatment
Overseas Prep and Transportation
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $7,680 for Marc's treatment
Subsidies fund $6,180 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$2,800
Medical Staff
$450
Medication
$360
Supplies
$0
Travel
$3,800
Labs
$180
Other
$90

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72%funded
$640raised
$240to go

Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Letina

Letina is a bright sixteen-year-old student. He's from a large family with ten children with Letina being one of the oldest. At school, Letina's best subjects are math, Swahili, and social studies. He is a hard-working student and helps look after his father's cattle when he is not studying. About three years ago, Letina's legs began curving as he grew. At first, it was a slight curve but has worsened over the years. As a result, Letina has had to stop his studies in search of treatment for his legs. Due to the family's limited income, they could not previously seek treatment for their son. Letina visited our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), where he was diagnosed with bilateral valgus, a condition in which the bone joint is angled outward away from the body's midline. This condition is typically caused by an excessive accumulation of fluoride in the bones, which often stems from contaminated drinking water. As a result, walking is painful and near impossible. Letina shared he is now unable to walk a long distance and feels pain when he does walk. On October 26th, Letina will undergo corrective surgery. Treatment should help restore Letina's mobility, allow him to participate in various activities, and significantly decrease his risk of future complications. AMH is requesting $880 to help fund Letina's surgery. Letina shared, "Walking has become very hard for me due to pain and how deformed my legs are. My friends have been making fun of me at school."

72% funded

72%funded
$640raised
$240to go