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Success! Samuel from Haiti raised $1,500 to fund his surgery prep and travel for cardiac surgery.

Samuel
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Samuel's treatment was fully funded on January 22, 2023.
August 29, 2022

Samuel is a nine-year-old student who lives with his parents and three siblings in Haiti’s capital city, Port-au-Prince. He is currently in third grade and enjoys studying history and science.

Samuel has a cardiac condition called Tetralogy of Fallot, which is a combination of four different congenital heart defects, including a hole between two chambers of the heart and a muscular blockage of one of the valves.

Fortunately, Samuel is scheduled to travel to the United States where he will undergo cardiac surgery on September 14th at Akron Children’s Hospital. During the procedure, surgeons will sew a patch over the hole in his heart and remove the blockage from his valve.

A portion of the cost of Samuel’s treatment is being supported by Akron Children’s Hospital. Our medical partner, Haiti Cardiac Alliance (HCA), is raising the remaining $1,500 to cover the costs of his surgery prep, which includes all labs, medication, check-up and follow-up appointments, and the passports needed for HCA’s social workers to accompany Samuel and his family overseas.

Samuel’s mother says, “I have been very worried about my son’s health for many years. I am looking forward to being able to stop worrying so much after this surgery!”

Samuel is a nine-year-old student who lives with his parents and three siblings in Haiti's capital city, Port-au-Prince. He is currently in ...

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Samuel's Timeline

  • August 29, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • August 30, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Samuel's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 14, 2022
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Samuel was scheduled to receive treatment at Akron Children’s 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.

  • January 22, 2023
    FULLY FUNDED

    Samuel's treatment was fully funded.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Samuel's treatment update from Haiti Cardiac Alliance.

Funded by 35 donors

Treatment
Overseas Prep and Transportation
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $3,680 for Samuel's treatment
Subsidies fund $2,180 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$0
Medical Staff
$450
Medication
$360
Supplies
$0
Travel
$2,600
Labs
$180
Other
$90

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