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Success! Darensky from Haiti raised $1,500 to fund overseas prep and travel for life-saving cardiac surgery.

Darensky
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Darensky's treatment was fully funded on July 12, 2022.

Photo of Darensky post-operation

July 21, 2022

Darensky underwent life-saving cardiac surgery.

During surgery, the small hole near Darensky’s heart was closed with a device, and the blockage in his trachea was surgically removed. His medical team shared that Darensky should now be able to live a normal, active life with no need for further treatment.

His mother was so relieved that all went well and shared: “I would like to thank everyone who helped my son become completely healthy!”

During surgery, the small hole near Darensky's heart was closed with a device, and the blockage in his trachea was surgically removed. His m...

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March 10, 2022

Darensky is a 10-year-old student from Haiti. He lives with his mother and grandparents in a neighborhood of Port-au-Prince. He is in the third grade and likes building things and making crafts.

Darensky has a cardiac condition called patent ductus arteriosus and tracheal ring. Two holes exists between two major blood vessels near his heart; blood leaks through this hole without first passing through his lungs, leaving him weak and oxygen-deprived.

The treatment that Darensky needs is not available in Haiti, so he will fly to United States to undergo surgery. Many years ago he had one hole closed so this is the second surgery he needs, and his family has been waiting for this moment for a long time.

Fortunately, on March 10th, Darensky will undergo cardiac surgery, during which surgeons will close the remaining hole that leaks blood between his two main blood vessels at the same time. During the surgery, he will also have a muscular blockage removed from his trachea that affects his ability to breathe. Another organization, Akron Children’s Hospital, is contributing $12,000 to help pay for surgery. Darensky’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 Darensky’s family overseas.

HIs mother told us: “I am very happy to know that after this surgery my son will finally be able to run and play normally!”

Darensky is a 10-year-old student from Haiti. He lives with his mother and grandparents in a neighborhood of Port-au-Prince. He is in the th...

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Darensky's Timeline

  • March 10, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • March 10, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Darensky received treatment at Akron Children’s Hospital in United States. 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.

  • March 12, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Darensky's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 12, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Darensky's treatment was fully funded.

  • July 21, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Darensky's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 27 donors

Funded by 27 donors

Treatment
Overseas Prep and Transportation
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $3,680 for Darensky's treatment
Subsidies fund $2,180 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$0
Medical Staff
$450
Medication
$360
Supplies
$0
Travel
$2,600
Labs
$180
Other
$90

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