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Kensley is a teenager from Haiti who needs $1,500 to fund prep for cardiac surgery.

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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 SCHEDULED

    Kensley was scheduled to receive treatment at Clinica Corazones Unidos. 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.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Kensley is currently raising funds for his treatment.

  • TBD
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Kensley's treatment update from Haiti Cardiac Alliance.

Funded by 31 donors

Funded by 31 donors

Treatment
Clinica Corazones Unidos
  • 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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