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

Emmanuel
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Emmanuel's treatment was fully funded on August 7, 2019.

Photo of Emmanuel post-operation

June 18, 2019

Emmanuel underwent cardiac surgery.

During surgery, Emmanuel’s mitral valve was repaired and it now functions more normally. He should be able to live a more normal life with few symptoms from this condition.

During surgery, Emmanuel's mitral valve was repaired and it now functions more normally. He should be able to live a more normal life with f...

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May 28, 2019

Emmanuel is a student from Haiti. He lives with his mother and younger sister in a small village in the mountains of southwest Haiti. He enjoys going to school and would like to be an engineer. Emmanuel has a cardiac condition called rheumatic mitral regurgitation. One of the four valves of his heart is damaged due to an infection he suffered earlier in childhood; as a result, it cannot circulate blood through his body effectively.

Emmanuel will fly to Dominican Republic to receive treatment. On May 28, he will undergo cardiac surgery, during which surgeons will remove his damaged valve and implant an artificial replacement. Another organization, The Mitral Foundation, is contributing $8,000 to pay for surgery.

Emmanuel’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 Emmanuel’s family overseas.

He says, “I am looking forward to this surgery so that I can start school again!”

Emmanuel is a student from Haiti. He lives with his mother and younger sister in a small village in the mountains of southwest Haiti. He enj...

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Emmanuel's Timeline

  • May 28, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Emmanuel was submitted by Owen Robinson, Executive Director at Haiti Cardiac Alliance, our medical partner in Haiti.

  • May 28, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Emmanuel 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.

  • May 28, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Emmanuel's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 18, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Emmanuel's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • August 07, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Emmanuel's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 22 donors

Funded by 22 donors

Treatment
Overseas Prep and Transportation
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $2,380 for Emmanuel'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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Brighton

Brighton is three-year-old boy and the youngest in his family of nine children. Brighton is a friendly and playful boy. Brighton's parents have been wanting to enroll him in school and start kindergarten but they are concerned because Brighton's right foot is deformed after being involved in a fire accident two years ago, making walking for him difficult. Brighton was left at home sleeping while his mother went out to fetch water. His older siblings were inside the house playing and one of them took a matchbox and started playing with it. The fire caught the bed in which Brighton was sleeping in. The oldest child seeing the fire ran and called their mother who rushed in to save Brighton. He was saved, though he sustained burns on his right foot and was rushed to the hospital. Thankfully Brighton was treated, his wound healed, and was able to walk. However as time went on the scars around his foot contracted to pull on his toes, deforming his foot and making it difficult for him to walk well. His parents tried to seek treatment for him but the cost turned out to be expensive for them to afford. Both parents are small scale farmers and their income is not enough to support the family and cover Brighton's treatment cost. They are asking for help. Brighton’s mother says, “We would love to see our son’s foot well so that he can be able to walk like other normal children, but the cost of treatment is too high for us to afford. Please help us.”

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$730raised
$358to go

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