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

Woodmylens
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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, our medical partner in Haiti.

  • July 29, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Woodmylens received treatment at Hospital CEDIMAT. 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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Myo

Myo is a 16-year-old boy from Burma. He lives with his parents and four brothers in northern Rakhine State. Myo is a student in grade nine and his four brothers also go to school. However, they have been unable to study since the Covid-19 pandemic shut all schools. Myo’s parents are day laborers, and their family's combined income is just enough to cover their daily expenses since Myo and his brothers’ schooling is free. To survive with limited income, they forage for vegetables and fish. If they fall ill, they use traditional medicine, which is more affordable then going to a clinic or a hospital. Myo was diagnosed with a heart condition that involves a malformation of the mitral valve, which is the valve between the left atrium and left ventricle. This valve controls the flow of blood, but certain conditions may cause blood to flow backward or the valve to narrow. Currently, Myo cannot walk long distances or climb stairs because of his tiredness. Sometimes, he cannot breathe very well. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to fund a mitral valve replacement for Myo. The treatment is scheduled to take place on February 7th and, once completed, will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably. Myo shared, “I am worried about my health and I feel sorry for my parents. Because of my health problems, my father had to work more days to earn more money. Also, my mother cannot work because she accompanies me and has to take care of me. I hope my school will reopen soon so that I can go back to school. One day I hope that I can become a teacher. I want to teach because there are not enough teachers in my village.”

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