Success! Vania from Haiti raised $1,500 to fund heart surgery so she can finally return to school.

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Vania's treatment was fully funded on September 30, 2022.
  • Vania's story
  • Vania's update
April 30, 2022

Photo of Vania post-operation

October 5, 2022

Vania underwent heart surgery so she can finally return to school.

During a heart surgery, doctors repaired Vania's damaged mitral valve in her heart so that it can pump blood through her body. She'll now be...

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Vania's Timeline

  • April 30, 2022

    Vania was submitted by Owen Robinson, Executive Director at International Cardiac Alliance.

  • May 2, 2022

    Vania's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 30, 2022

    Vania received treatment at Health City Cayman Islands in Cayman Islands. 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.

  • September 30, 2022

    Vania's treatment was fully funded.

  • October 5, 2022

    Vania's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Amos is a confident, 28 year old man, who lives with his family in Uganda. Just as Amos was beginning his university studies some years back, his father passed away, leaving Amos without the means to fund his education. He left school, and took on the care of his two siblings, who subsequently also passed away. Currently, Amos depends upon the cultivation of maize, beans, groundnuts and potatoes to provide for his wife and two children. His wife contributes to the family income by working as a casual laborer. In addition to his farming, Amos has taken on the role of chairperson in local groups within his village. Amos first sought medical attention due to persistent abdominal pain, a constant feeling of fullness, episodes of constipation, and occasional shortness of breath. These symptoms have persisted for the past nine months. Initially, he visited a clinic, where he was misdiagnosed with a thyroid issue, for which he received treatment which did nothing to alleviate his symptoms. After visiting with another doctor, a scan revealed the presence of a mesenteric mass. The recommended course of action is a curative laparotomy; however, Amos lacks the financial means to undergo the necessary surgery. In light of these circumstances, Amos humbly appeals for your support. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is seeking $242 to cover the costs of the curative laparotomy, that Amos is scheduled to undergo on August 8th, at Karoli Lwanga Hospital, Nyakibale. Your assistance would not only alleviate Amos' financial burden, but it would also contribute to his well-being, providing him with the opportunity to undergo the crucial surgery that could significantly improve his quality of life. Amos says: "I hope for a complete recovery once I am operated on, and I am confident that I will certainly regain my health after the surgery."

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