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

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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 Haiti 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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Zaw, who is 29 years old, lives with his wife and extended family members in Karen State, Burma. He and his wife are currently unemployed, although Zaw hopes to work as a second-hand motorbike seller. Zaw has had an irregular heartbeat since he was 10 years old. Although he visited a local clinic as a child, he was never provided a definitive diagnosis. By January 2022, he began to experience fatigue. His back and neck were stiff, and he lost his appetite. He also had difficulty sleeping, experienced a persistent cough and body aches, and his lips turned blue. After multiple hospital visits, Zaw was told he had a heart condition that required surgery. Unable to afford surgery in Burma, Zaw sought affordable care at Mae Tao Clinic (MTC) in Thailand. With the help of our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, he received a free echocardiogram, which revealed he had mitral valve regurgitation, atrial valve regurgitation, pulmonary valve regurgitation, and patent ductus arteriosus. He is now scheduled for a procedure at Kasemrad Prachachuen Hospital in Bangkok on April 18th to repair or replace three of his valves and address any other issues with his heart. Currently, Zaw continues to experience fatigue, thus he is unable to work. He experiences shortness of breath and a racing heartbeat, for which he requires oxygen therapy three times a day. He needs your help to raise the $1,500 to fund his life-changing surgery. Zaw said: “I want to be free from this disease as soon as possible. Thank you all for helping with my treatment cost.”

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