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Moisa from Haiti raised $1,500 for life-saving heart surgery.

Moisa
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Fully funded
Moisa's treatment was fully funded on October 9, 2015.

Photo of Moisa post-operation

October 23, 2015

Moisa received life-saving heart surgery.

“During surgery, the hole in Moisa’s heart was patched closed, and the blockage in her valve was removed,” shares our medical partner, Haiti Cardiac Alliance. “Blood now flows normally through her heart and circulates to her body. She should not require any more heart surgeries in the future.”

“Moisa has a lot more energy since her surgery,” says Moisa’s father. “She loves to play and run around.”

"During surgery, the hole in Moisa's heart was patched closed, and the blockage in her valve was removed," shares our medical partner, Hait...

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September 25, 2015

Meet Moisa, a two-year-old toddler from Haiti. Moisa was born with a congenital heart disease called Tetralogy of Fallot, which causes a hole to form between two chambers of the heart and causes a muscular blockage in one of the heart valves. “As a result, blood cannot circulate normally through her body, and she is at constant risk of sudden death,” says our medical partner, Haiti Cardiac Alliance (HCA).

Moisa was born with down syndrome, and she lives with her parents and three older brothers. “Although she has special needs, she is fully involved in the life of her family and has many friends in the neighborhood,” shares HCA. Moisa likes to wear pretty dresses and play, especially blowing bubbles.

For $1,500, Moisa will receive the cardiac surgery she needs. Following the surgery, she will no longer have cardiac symptoms or be at risk of sudden death. “Moisa makes everyone smile when they are around her,” expresses her mother. “We are so happy she is getting the surgery she needs!”

Meet Moisa, a two-year-old toddler from Haiti. Moisa was born with a congenital heart disease called Tetralogy of Fallot, which causes a hol...

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Moisa's Timeline

  • September 25, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • September 25, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Moisa received treatment. 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.

  • October 1, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Moisa's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 9, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Moisa's treatment was fully funded.

  • October 23, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Moisa. Read the update.

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Grace

Grace is a two-month-old baby and the second born in a family of two children. Their family lives in a small rented house in Kenya's capital, Nairobi. Her father is the bread winner of the family but he is not employed formally. He does casual electrical jobs and work is hard to come by. Her mother used to sell clothes before she was expecting her baby. Their family does not have national health insurance coverage and cannot raise the required funds for their daughter’s surgery. Grace has been diagnosed with hydrocephalus, a condition in which excess cerebrospinal fluid accumulates in the brain and increases intracranial pressure. Grace was born pre-maturely at Kijabe Hospital and was admitted in the nursery for close monitoring and extra care. After spending two weeks in nursery, she was diagnosed with hydrocephalus. At the time, there was not a neuro surgeon locally who could help and she was not stable enough to be referred to another facility. She has been doing well now, and a shunt surgery is scheduled to happen tomorrow as an urgent surgery to help treat her condition. Without treatment, Grace will experience severe physical and developmental delays. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $720 to cover the cost of surgery for Grace that will treat her hydrocephalus. The procedure is scheduled to take place on January 12th and will drain the excess fluid from Grace's brain. This will reduce intracranial pressure and greatly improve her quality of life. With proper treatment, Grace will hopefully develop into a strong, healthy young girl. Grace’s mother says, “At first I was shocked when I heard about the condition and found it hard for us, but we believe all will be well.”

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$167raised
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