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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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Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Kenneth

Kenneth is a moto-taxi driver hailing from Marakwet County in Kenya. Kenneth completed his secondary school education in 2014 but did not proceed to college due to a lack of funds. He lives in a single-roomed rental house and he depends on his low-paying job to pay rent and provide daily needs for his family. During the afternoon on Saturday, November 6th, Kenneth was involved in a hit-and-run road traffic accident with a motorbike when he was headed home from his daily hustle. He sustained injuries on his leg including a fracture of the left femur which was confirmed after doing an X-Ray. Kenneth was brought by his brothers to our medical partner's hospital where his fracture was immobilized and he was admitted to the surgical ward. He is currently unable to use or move his leg. He is also in immense pain. This road accident has been extremely tough for Kenneth and his family since he has been the only breadwinner. Now he is worried about the struggles his family might face if he is not treated. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On November 9th, Kenneth will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. This surgery will rid him of the pain and restore his ability to use his leg. He is seeking financial support to help him undergo the surgery. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,145 to fund this procedure. Kenneth says, “I want to receive treatment [and] walk again so that I can be well and continue supporting my family.”

59% funded

59%funded
$676raised
$469to go