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Marvenson is a young toddler from Haiti who needs $1,343 to fund overseas transportation for cardiac treatment.

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June 8, 2017

Marvenson is a two-year-old boy who lives in the northern part of Haiti. He resides with his parents—both of whom work as fishermen—as well as his three older siblings. He enjoys playing with his siblings and dressing up to go to church.

Marvenson was born with a cardiac condition called double outlet right ventricle (DORV), in which both of the heart’s major arteries connect to one chamber of the heart, instead of two. This malformation can lead to heart failure and has the potential to become fatal.

Our medical partner, Haiti Cardiac Alliance, is requesting $1,343 to transport this toddler to his much-needed surgery. He is scheduled to undergo treatment on June 8.

His mother shares, “I am a bit scared about the surgery but I know that God will protect my son and make him well!”

Marvenson is a two-year-old boy who lives in the northern part of Haiti. He resides with his parents—both of whom work as fishermen—as well ...

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Marvenson's Timeline

  • June 8, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • June 08, 2017
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Marvenson was scheduled to receive treatment at Health City Cayman Islands.

  • June 20, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Marvenson's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Marvenson is currently raising funds for his treatment.

  • TBD
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Marvenson's treatment update from Haiti Cardiac Alliance.

Funded by 3 donors

Funded by 3 donors

Treatment
Patient Air Transport
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,343 for Marvenson's treatment
Hospital Fees
$0
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$0
Supplies
$0
Travel
$1,343

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