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Jess from Haiti raised $1,500 to fund surgery preparation and transport for life-saving cardiac surgery.

Jess
100%
  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Jess's treatment was fully funded on June 14, 2022.
June 22, 2022

Jess has passed away before his treatment.

Our medical partner shared an update with us that we wanted to share with you. Jess and his family were planning to travel to the Dominican Republic for cardiac surgery since it is not available within Haiti, but sadly he passed away from his heart condition just before he traveled for his upcoming surgery. We are saddened to share this update and our thoughts are with Jess’s family during this very difficult time.

Our medical partner shared an update with us that we wanted to share with you. Jess and his family were planning to travel to the Dominican ...

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May 31, 2022

Jess is a sweet 2-year-old from Haiti. He lives with his parents on a small island off the western coast; his parents are both farmers. Jess has a cardiac condition called Tetralogy of Fallot. This condition involves several related defects including a hole between two chambers of the heart, and a muscular blockage of one of the valves.

The life-saving care that Jess needs is not available in Haiti, so he’ll need to fly to the Dominican Republic to receive treatment. There, on June 28th, he will undergo cardiac surgery during which doctors will close the hole in his heart with a patch, and remove the blockage from the valve. Our medical partner Haiti Cardiac Alliance is contributing $8,000 to pay for surgery.

Jess’s family also needs help to fund the costs of surgery prep and follow up. The $1,500 bill covers labs, medicines, and checkup and followup appointments. It also supports the cost of getting passports and the social workers from our medical partner, Haiti Cardiac Alliance, who will accompany Jess’s family overseas.

Jess’s mother shared: “Our family is praying that our son can have surgery as soon as possible!”

Jess is a sweet 2-year-old from Haiti. He lives with his parents on a small island off the western coast; his parents are both farmers. Jess...

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Jess's Timeline

  • May 31, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • June 3, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Jess's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 22, 2022
    FUNDING ENDED

    Jess is no longer raising funds.

  • June 22, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Jess's treatment did not happen. Read the update.

  • June 28, 2022
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Jess was scheduled to receive treatment at Hospital CEDIMAT in Dominican Republic. 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.

Funded by 9 donors

Funded by 9 donors

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