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

Dieufnide
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
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$0
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Fully funded
Dieufnide's treatment was fully funded on December 31, 2018.

Photo of Dieufnide post-operation

December 18, 2018

Dieufnide underwent cardiac surgery.

During surgery, Dieufnide’s damaged valves were removed and artificial valves were implanted in their place. Her heart should now be able to circulate blood to her body more normally, and she should be able to live an active and symptom-free life.

She says, “I am very thankful that my surgery went well, and that I can return to Haiti and re-enroll in university!”

During surgery, Dieufnide's damaged valves were removed and artificial valves were implanted in their place. Her heart should now be able to...

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November 19, 2018

Dieufnide is a student from Haiti. She lives in Port-au-Prince with her sister, where she is obtaining a business degree at a university. Dieufnide has a cardiac condition called rheumatic mitral and aortic regurgitation. Two of the valves of her heart are damaged as a result of an infection she suffered a number of years ago. As a result, her heart cannot adequately circulate blood through her body, and she is in heart failure.

Dieufnide will fly to United States to receive treatment. On November 21, she will undergo cardiac surgery, during which surgeons will replace her two damaged valves with artificial valves.. Another organization, the Heart Hospital Baylor Plano, is contributing $75,000 to pay for surgery.

Dieufnide’s 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 Dieufnide’s family overseas.

She says, “I am excited about surgery so that I can focus on my studies without worrying about my health.”

Dieufnide is a student from Haiti. She lives in Port-au-Prince with her sister, where she is obtaining a business degree at a university. Di...

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Dieufnide's Timeline

  • November 19, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • November 20, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Dieufnide's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 21, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Dieufnide received treatment at Baylor Scott & White Heart Hospital in United States. 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 18, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Dieufnide's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • December 31, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Dieufnide's treatment was fully funded.

Treatment
Overseas Prep and Transportation
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,980 for Dieufnide's treatment
Subsidies fund $480 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$0
Medical Staff
$450
Medication
$360
Supplies
$0
Travel
$900
Labs
$180
Other
$90

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