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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, 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 03, 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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Myat is a two-month-old boy who lives with his family in Hpa-An Town, Karen State, Burma. His father passed away when his mother was two months pregnant with him. Myat’s mother is a homemaker and she takes care of him at home. All of his sister and brothers are students. Myat’s grandfather drives a tricycle taxi. On 6 June 2019, Myat was born without any complications at HGH. Since he was born, his mother noticed that he has been passing white coloured stools, but she did not do anything about it because she thought it was normal. When he was just over a month old, his mother noticed that Myat’s navel was bigger than normal. His mother then took him to HGH. The doctor examined his navel and told his mother not to worry too much and he also told her come back if it becomes bigger. A few days later, Myat’s mother noticed that his navel has become bigger and his mother took him to the hospital again. The doctor again took a look at Myat’s navel and advised his mother to take him to a hospital in Yangon for treatment. However, Myat’s mother did not have money to go to Yangon. On 6 September 2019 Myat received an X-ray at Mae Sot Hospital (MSH) and was given a diagnosis of a bulging navel and biliary atresia, a childhood disease of the liver in which one or more bile ducts are abnormally narrow, blocked, or absent. Currently, Myat still passes white coloured stools. He also has a bulging navel which never goes away. His mother is very much worried for him, especially that she just learned about his liver disease. Myat’s mother said, “I would like him to be like other children. I feel bad for him but at the same time happy that an organization Burma Children Medical Fund will help him for his treatment.”

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