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Dieulephete from Haiti raised $1,500 for life-saving heart surgery.

Dieulephete
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
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$0
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Fully funded
Dieulephete's treatment was fully funded on December 27, 2014.

Photo of Dieulephete post-operation

March 17, 2015

Dieulephete received surgery to repair the hole in his heart.

The surgery was a success!

“I am looking forward to playing soccer when I get home!” says Dieulephete.

“During the procedure, the hole in Dieulephete’s heart was completely closed, restoring normal blood flow through his heart and the rest of his body,” report his doctors at Haiti Cardiac Alliance. “He should no longer have any problems or symptoms related to this condition.”

The surgery was a success! "I am looking forward to playing soccer when I get home!" says Dieulephete. "During the procedure, the ho...

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December 12, 2014

Meet 12-year-old Dieulephete from Haiti. He’s in the fifth grade and has many friends in the neighborhood he lives in with his mother, grandmother, and two brothers. “His favorite activities are to watch soccer matches on TV, and draw sketches of cars and buildings,” the Haiti Cardiac Alliance (HCA) tells us.

“Dieulephete was born with a cardiac condition called patent ductus arteriosus, in which a hole between the aorta and the pulmonary artery which normally closes naturally when a child is born, instead remains open,” HCA writes. “Blood flows through this hole, preventing normal circulation through the body. As a result, Dieulephete is frequently short of breath and out of energy.”

Health City Cayman Islands has stepped up to help with Dieulephete’s surgery, providing $5,000 to close the hole in his heart. But he still needs $1,500 for surgery prep and overseas transport.

“Following closure of the hole, Dieulephete should be able to lead a normal life with no cardiac symptoms,” HCA says. “We were told not long after Dieulephete was born that he had this problem, but we didn’t know what we could do about it,” says Dieulephete’s mother. “We’re very happy to have a chance to fix the hole in his heart!”

All that’s left to do is fund the remaining $1500 of Dieulephete’s treatment so he can continue his life full of energy- which includes prep and overseas transport. Let’s do this!

Meet 12-year-old Dieulephete from Haiti. He's in the fifth grade and has many friends in the neighborhood he lives in with his mother, grand...

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Dieulephete's Timeline

  • December 12, 2014
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Dieulephete was submitted by Owen Robinson at Haiti Cardiac Alliance, our medical partner in Haiti.

  • December 16, 2014
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Dieulephete received treatment. 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.

  • December 23, 2014
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Dieulephete's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 27, 2014
    FULLY FUNDED

    Dieulephete's treatment was fully funded.

  • March 17, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Dieulephete. Read the update.

Funded by 31 donors

Funded by 31 donors

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