Success! Tabitha from Haiti raised $1,343 to fund travel for life-saving heart surgery.

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Fully funded
Tabitha's treatment was fully funded on January 8, 2018.
  • Tabitha's story
  • Tabitha's update
August 9, 2017

Photo of Tabitha post-operation

October 11, 2017

Tabitha underwent life-saving heart surgery.

During surgery, patches were used to close the holes between the chambers of Tabitha's heart so that blood can no longer leak through them. ...

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Tabitha's Timeline

  • August 9, 2017

    Tabitha was submitted by Owen Robinson, Executive Director at International Cardiac Alliance.

  • August 9, 2017

    Tabitha received treatment at Health City Cayman Islands in Cayman Islands. 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.

  • September 19, 2017

    Tabitha's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 11, 2017

    Tabitha's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • January 8, 2018

    Tabitha's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 28 donors

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Phikhirona is a shy 8-year-old student in grade one. Her family consists of her father, formerly employed near Children's Surgical Centre crafting prosthetic limbs, and her two elder sisters. One, aged 13, is currently in grade 5, while the other, aged 11, is navigating grade 4. Unfortunately, her mother succumbed to breast cancer several years ago, so her older sisters watch after her. In her first year of attending school, she has interest in Khmer subjects. Back at home, her cooking skills are being developed by her older sisters, who are teaching her how to prepare her favorite dish - fried pork with vegetables. Phikhirona was born with polydactyly of both hands and feet. This means that she has an extra digit on the side of both hands and polysyndactyly of her feet. On each foot, she has an extra toe that is connected, via fusing or webbing, to an adjacent toe. She faces difficulty wearing conventional shoes due to the presence of extra toes and fingers, and unfortunately, she endures teasing from other children as a result. Fortunately, on January 29th, surgeons will perform a polydactyly repair procedure to remove the extra digits of her hands. Our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, is requesting $299 to fund this procedure. After surgery, she will feel more comfortable about her appearance, and she won't be ashamed of how her feet look. Her father shared: "I hope that the surgery will not cause any infection and the extra fingers will not grow back."

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