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

Mario
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
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$0
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Fully funded
Mario's treatment was fully funded on August 10, 2019.

Photo of Mario post-operation

November 13, 2019

Mario underwent prep for cardiac surgery.

During surgery, doctors were able to repair Mario’s mitral valve so that it can pump blood more normally through his body. He should be able to lead a full and active life with no symptoms from his heart condition.

From Mario’s mother, “My son has been very sick for many years, and it is a miracle to see him healthy!

During surgery, doctors were able to repair Mario's mitral valve so that it can pump blood more normally through his body. He should be able...

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June 21, 2019

Mario is a boy from Haiti. He was born with a malformation of one of the four valves of his heart, which prevents it from opening and closing properly and circulating blood through his body in the way it needs. He will require open-heart surgery to repair the valve so that it can function more normally. He lives in a city on the southern coast of Haiti with his parents and three sisters; he is in the third grade and likes math.

Mario will fly to India to receive treatment. On August 5, he will undergo cardiac surgery. Another organization, Rotary International, is contributing $8,000 to pay for surgery.

His 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 his family overseas.

Mario is a boy from Haiti. He was born with a malformation of one of the four valves of his heart, which prevents it from opening and closin...

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Mario's Timeline

  • June 21, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • June 23, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Mario's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 10, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Mario's treatment was fully funded.

  • October 15, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Mario received treatment at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences in India. 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.

  • November 13, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Mario's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Treatment
Overseas Prep and Transportation
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $3,680 for Mario'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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82% funded

82%funded
$1,232raised
$268to go

Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Yin

Yin is a 62-year-old woman who lives with her husband, daughter, son in-law, and granddaughter in a refugee camp on the Thai-Burma border. She is a homemaker, and she loves cooking and cleaning around her house. In her free time, Yin loves to play with her granddaughter. Her husband is retried, and her son in-law is unemployed. Yin’s family receives 800 baht (approx. 27 USD) on a cash card every month to purchase rations. This income is just enough for their daily needs, but they cannot afford to pay other costs like healthcare. Currently, Yin has limited vision and can only make out if it is dark or light outside with her right eye. The vision in Yin’s left eye is starting to blur, and she cannot see far with her left eye. She is worried that she will lose vision in both of her eyes. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to fund lens replacement surgery for Yin. On June 8th, doctors will perform a lens replacement, during which they will remove Yin's natural lenses and replace them with an intraocular lens implant in each eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $1,500 procedure. Yin shared, "Before my vision started to blur, I used to make and sell mohinga [a type of Burmese noodles]. With the money that I earned from selling mohinga, I was able to buy vegetables for my family. However, when the vision in my right eye vision became blurred, I could no longer make mohinga anymore. I hope that my vision will be restored after I complete my treatment.”

82% funded

82%funded
$1,232raised
$268to go