Andrew is a baby from Haiti. He lives with his mother and father in a small fishing village on the west coast of Haiti. Andrew has a cardiac condition called Tetralogy of Fallot. This condition involves several related defects, including a hole between two chambers of the heart, and a muscular blockage of one of the valves. These defects prevent oxygen from adequately circulating through his body.
Andrew will fly to United States to receive treatment. On August 6, he will undergo cardiac surgery, during which surgeons will use a patch to close the hole in his heart and will remove the muscular blockage near his valve. Another organization, HeartGift Foundation, is contributing $18,000 to pay for surgery.
Andrew’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 Andrew’s family overseas.
His father says, “Our family is very grateful to everyone who is helping us travel for this surgery.”