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Steevenson is a 21-year-old from Haiti who needs $1,500 to fund heart surgery and hopes to continue with his education.

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September 19, 2022

Steevenson is a 21-year-old, living in a small farming village in southwest Haiti, with his parents and three younger siblings. Steevenson helps his parents tend to their farm, although he is hoping to be able to complete high school, once his health has improved.

As a child, Steevenson suffered from a case of rheumatic fever, which left his heart severely damaged. As a result, one of his four heart valves cannot pump sufficient blood through his body, which leaves Steevenson weak and short of breath.

Our medical partner, Haiti Cardiac Alliance, is helping Steevenson to finally receive the treatment that he needs. Steevenson will fly to the Dominican Republic, where on September 26th, surgeons at Hospital CEDIMAT will attempt to repair his damaged valve. If this isn’t possible, an artificial valve will be implanted.

Haiti Cardiac Alliance is contributing $8,000 to pay for Steevenson’s surgery. But Steevenson’s family also needs your help to secure $1,500 to fund the cost of labs, medicines and follow up appointments, as well as for the passports and the social workers who will accompany the family to the Dominican Republic.

Steevenson shared, “I have been praying for this surgery since I was a child, and I hope that when it is over I can be fully healthy and will have more energy.”

Steevenson is a 21-year-old, living in a small farming village in southwest Haiti, with his parents and three younger siblings. Steevenson ...

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Steevenson's Timeline

  • September 19, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • September 22, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Steevenson's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 26, 2022
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Steevenson was scheduled to receive treatment at Hospital CEDIMAT in Dominican Republic. 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.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Steevenson is currently raising funds for his treatment.

  • TBD
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Steevenson's treatment update from Haiti Cardiac Alliance.

Treatment
Overseas Prep and Transportation
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $2,380 for Steevenson's treatment
Subsidies fund $880 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$0
Medical Staff
$450
Medication
$360
Supplies
$0
Travel
$1,300
Labs
$180
Other
$90

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