Marianaelle is a 16-month-old girl and lives in Leogane, a city in southwest Haiti, with her mother, father, and an older sister. Her mother works in the market, and her father is currently seeking employment.
Marianaelle was born with a cardiac condition called double outlet right ventricle, in which both major arteries emerging from the heart are attached to just one of the heart’s chambers, instead of two. This leads to heart failure and can be fatal if not corrected surgically.
$1,500 in Watsi funding, and an additional $10,000 subsidy from Have a Heart Cayman Islands will fund the life-saving heart surgery that Marianaelle needs to grow up healthy.
“Marianaelle has been sick ever since she was born, but I am excited and hopeful that she will become a normal child after her surgery,” her mother shared.