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

Woodmylens
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
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Fully funded
Woodmylens's treatment was fully funded on November 22, 2019.

Photo of Woodmylens post-operation

September 15, 2019

Woodmylens underwent prep for cardiac surgery.

During surgery, doctors were able to repair Woodmylens’s mitral valve rather than replacing it, so that he will be able to live a healthy and normal life without the need for medications or blood tests. He should no longer be in danger from this condition.

From Woodmylens’s father: “Our entire family is so happy to see our son running and playing!”

During surgery, doctors were able to repair Woodmylens's mitral valve rather than replacing it, so that he will be able to live a healthy an...

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July 29, 2019

Woodmylens is a preschooler from Haiti. He lives with his mother and father on a farm in the mountains of central Haiti; he likes playing with toy cars and listening to music. Woodmylens has a cardiac condition called rheumatic mitral regurgitation. One of the four valves in his heart was severely damaged due to a fever he suffered earlier in childhood, and cannot adequately pump blood through his body.

Woodmylens will fly to Dominican Republic to receive treatment. On July 29, he will undergo cardiac surgery, during which surgeons will first attempt to repair the damaged valve; if this is not possible, they will implant an artificial replacement. Another organization, Mitral Foundation, is contributing $6,000 to pay for surgery.

Woodmylens’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 Woodmylens’s family overseas.

His mother says, “We are looking forward to this surgery so that our son can start school as a healthy boy.”

Woodmylens is a preschooler from Haiti. He lives with his mother and father on a farm in the mountains of central Haiti; he likes playing wi...

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Woodmylens's Timeline

  • July 29, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • July 29, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Woodmylens received 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.

  • August 3, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Woodmylens's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 15, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Woodmylens's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • November 22, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Woodmylens's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 44 donors

Treatment
Overseas Prep and Transportation
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $2,380 for Woodmylens'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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Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Him

Him is a 40-year-old woman who used to work in the market near her home. She is married to a rice farmer and has two sons and one daughter. Her sons are 15 and 12 years old, her daughter is 6 years old. Him enjoys cooking for her family, walking her daughter to and from school, and watching Khmer movies. She was a clothes seller at the market, but stopped after her injury. Last August, Him was in a traffic accident and fractured the bone in her right upper arm. She went to a government hospital for surgery to repair the bone. She left soon after the operation because they couldn't afford the cost to stay, even though her fracture had not yet healed well. Now she has an open wound, feels poorly, and cannot use her arm. A neighbor suggested Him visit Children's Surgical Centre for further treatment. She and her family traveled two hours to the hospital, where surgeons diagnosed a Volkmann contracture, which occurs when there is a lack of blood flow to the forearm. There is increased pressure due to swelling, a condition called compartment syndrome. Surgeons have determined they are not able to save her arm and plan to do an above-the-elbow amputation. The total cost of his procedure is $446, which covers medications, supplies, and inpatient care. The procedure is scheduled for March 10th and Him needs help to pay for this procedure. Him shared, "I hope after surgery I won't have pain or infection anymore. This treatment will help me in the future to work to support my family."

17% funded

17%funded
$79raised
$367to go