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

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Fully funded
Darensky's treatment was fully funded on July 12, 2022.
  • Darensky's story
  • Darensky's update
March 10, 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 m...

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Darensky's Timeline

  • March 10, 2022

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

  • March 10, 2022

    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

    Darensky's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 12, 2022

    Darensky's treatment was fully funded.

  • July 21, 2022

    Darensky's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 27 donors

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Magdalena is a two-year-old toddler from Tanzania. Her family depends on crop cultivation for both sustenance and income. Three of Magdalena’s siblings are school-going. In 2022, tragedy struck as Magdalena sustained severe burns on her hip, extending down to her thigh, as a result of an accident with a hot stove while she was playing. Although she required medical attention for the extensive burn wounds, her family's financial circumstances prevented them from affording extended hospital care for her. Consequently, Magdalena received only initial first aid and continued her treatment at home. Unfortunately, as her wound healed, her thigh became fused to her waist, impairing her ability to use her right leg. Since then, Magdalena’s family has been struggling to find proper treatment for her condition. During one of our medical partner care center's outreach visits, the team met Magdalena and her family and recognized the severity of her situation. The family was directed to Kafika House, where a plastic surgery camp was being held. Despite the arduous journey of over nine hours, they arrived seeking hope and help. Upon examination, Magdalena was diagnosed by a plastic surgeon who determined that she would require a release procedure to separate her thigh from her waist. However, due to the complexity of her treatment, the surgeon has clearly communicated the possibility of amputating her leg if complications arise during the surgery. Magdalena is scheduled for surgery March 7th and her family is requesting help in raising $1,088 for surgery and postoperative care. Magdalena’s mother says: “I hope my daughter’s treatment will go well and that she will be able to walk after she completes her treatment.”

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