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Success! Anne from Haiti raised $1,500 to fund interventional heart catheterization.

Anne
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Fully funded
Anne's treatment was fully funded on July 9, 2018.

Photo of Anne post-operation

June 25, 2018

Anne underwent interventional heart catheterization.

During the catheterization, a device was used to plug the hole between her two major blood vessels, and blood can no longer leak through it. She should be able to lead a normal life with no further symptoms from this condition.

She says, “I would like to say thank you to everyone who helped heal my heart!”

During the catheterization, a device was used to plug the hole between her two major blood vessels, and blood can no longer leak through it....

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May 24, 2018

Anne is a woman from Haiti. She lives in Port-au-Prince with her husband. She works as a clerk in a cell phone shop.

Anne has a cardiac condition called patent ductus arteriosus, in which a hole between a major artery and vein near the heart remains open, instead of closing shortly after birth as is normally the case. Blood leaks through this hole, leaving her sickly and weak.

Fortunately, Anne will undergo interventional heart catheterization on May 24. During the procedure, a device at the end of a catheter will be used to plug the hole so that it can no longer leak.

Our medical partner, Haiti Cardiac Alliance, is asking for $1,500 to cover the costs of Anne’s travel expenses, catheterization procedure, and lab work.

She says, “I am so glad that God found a way forward for my heart to be fixed!”

Anne is a woman from Haiti. She lives in Port-au-Prince with her husband. She works as a clerk in a cell phone shop. Anne has a cardiac ...

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Anne's Timeline

  • May 24, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • May 24, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Anne received treatment at Clinica Corominas in Haiti. 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 25, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Anne's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 25, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Anne's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • July 9, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Anne's treatment was fully funded.

Treatment
Interventional heart catheterization
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $7,290 for Anne's treatment
Subsidies fund $5,790 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$4,500
Medical Staff
$450
Medication
$360
Supplies
$0
Travel
$1,710
Labs
$180
Other
$90

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