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

Kensley
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Kensley's treatment was fully funded on May 21, 2019.

Photo of Kensley post-operation

May 20, 2019

Kensley underwent cardiac surgery.

During surgery, the hole in Kensley’s heart was closed with a patch, and the defect in his valve was repaired so that it can function more normally. He should now be able to live a normal and healthy life.

He says, “I am excited to be able to go back to school in September after missing this entire year!”

During surgery, the hole in Kensley's heart was closed with a patch, and the defect in his valve was repaired so that it can function more n...

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April 26, 2019

Kensley is a student from Haiti. He lives with his aunt and uncle in a neighborhood of Port-au-Prince; he reached the sixth grade before he stopped attending school due to his illness. Kensley has a cardiac condition called atrial septal defect and severe tricuspid regurgitation. He suffers from two different defects: a hole between the two upper chambers of his heart, and one of the four valves of his heart which is malformed and cannot open and close properly.

Kensley will fly to Dominican Republic to receive treatment. On April 26, he will undergo cardiac surgery, during which surgeons will close the hole in his heart with a patch, and repair or replace his tricuspid valve. Another organization, Fundacion Heart Care Dominicana, is contributing $10,000 to pay for surgery.

Kensley’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 Kensley’s family overseas.

He says, “I am excited for my surgery so that I can enroll in school again.”

Kensley is a student from Haiti. He lives with his aunt and uncle in a neighborhood of Port-au-Prince; he reached the sixth grade before he ...

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Kensley's Timeline

  • April 26, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Kensley was submitted by Owen Robinson, Executive Director at Haiti Cardiac Alliance, our medical partner in Haiti.

  • April 26, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Kensley received treatment at Hospital CEDIMAT. 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.

  • May 03, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Kensley's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 20, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Kensley's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • May 21, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Kensley's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 33 donors

Funded by 33 donors

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

U Chit is a 55-year-old man from Myawaddy Township, Karen State, Burma. He divorced his wife seven years ago and has two daughters and three sons. His youngest daughter lives with his ex-wife in Yangon and their other children live in Myawaddy Township. In March 2019, he entered into monkhood. Now, he receives alms from laypeople and from his children. In February 2019, U Chit began to experience back pain and a burning sensation when urinating. To treat his symptoms, he bought medication from a nearby pharmacy. However, after taking the medicine, he did not feel any better. He later went to a local clinic where he received more medication for his symptoms. They suggested that he go to Myawadday Hospital to receive an ultrasound scan. However, he did not go to the hospital because he did not think he would be able to pay for the cost of the scan. Instead, he continued taking the medicine that the doctor had prescribed. Unfortunately, his pain when urinating did not get better. Finally, U Chit decided to visit Mae Tao Clinic (MTC), where he got his hernia treated four years ago, to seek treatment. U Chit arrived at MTC on April 24th, 2019, where an ultrasound scan revealed that he had a bladder stone. The next day, he was sent to Mae Sot Hospital (MSH) where he received an injection and oral medication. On May 16th, 2019, he received an Intravenous Pyelogram (IVP) test for further investigation. After the IVP test, the doctor told him that he requires surgery and is scheduled for 20th November 2019. Currently, U Chit experiences back pain and he continues to feel a burning sensation when urinating. Aside from his concerns about his condition, he is worried about financial problems because he is a monk and does not have a regular income. U Chit likes reading Buddhist texts and newspapers in his free time. He said, “I want to cure my condition as soon as possible and I would like to focus on religious activities. After I am cured, I also would like to help find treatment for my daughter who has suffered from a stroke.”

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$1,155raised
$345to go

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