Berthony is a 24-year-old young man from Haiti. He lives with his mother in Port-au-Prince. Berthony is currently a university student studying engineering. When not studying, he enjoys making art.
Berthony has a cardiac condition called severe mitral and aortic regurgitation, a result of rheumatic fever he had in adolescence. Due to his condition, blood backs up into his heart and does not properly circulate throughout his body.
On August 18, Berthony will be flown to the Dominican Republic, where he will be treated at our medical partner’s care center, Hospital Pediatrico Robert Reid Cabral. Mitral Foundation has contributed $10,000 towards Berthony’s care. His 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 his family.
“I would like to thank all of my supporters for working so hard to make my surgery possible, I know it has not been easy!” says Berthony.