Success! Bunaidie from Haiti raised $1,500 to fund life-saving cardiac valve surgery so she can go back to school.

Bunaidie
$1,500
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Bunaidie's treatment was fully funded on February 11, 2024.

Bunaidie's story

September 26, 2023

Bunaidie's Timeline

  • September 26, 2023
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • October 9, 2023
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Bunaidie's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 12, 2023
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Bunaidie 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.

  • February 11, 2024
    FULLY FUNDED

    Bunaidie's treatment was fully funded.

  • TODAY
    UPDATE IN PROGRESS

    Bunaidie's treatment update from International Cardiac Alliance is in progress.

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Marife is a loving wife and mother from the Philippines. She previously worked as a janitor at Makati Medical Center but had to quit to give more time to her daughter, who has difficulty breathing with asthma. Marife occasionally does freelance work, but their family mostly depends on the income her husband makes as a janitor. Marife and her family reside in a Housing Relocation Site provided by the National Housing Authority. One year ago, Marife began to experience troubling symptoms, including vomiting and extreme abdominal pain. She described it as even worse pain than when she gave birth. For a year, she tried various medications and home remedies to help ease the pain, but to no avail. After seeking treatment through our medical partner, World Surgical Foundation Philippines (WSFP), Marife was diagnosed with cholelithiasis, or gallstones. If left untreated, her symptoms will continue to worsen and put her at risk for further health complications in the future. Marife is scheduled to undergo a cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal) on October 21st. A portion of the cost of the procedure is being supported by the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation, and WSFP is raising the remaining $1,128 to cover the cost of Marife's surgery and care. Marife says, "This surgery will be a great help for me and my family as it will regain my confidence. I have been through depression since I first felt my symptoms. This illness sacrificed my supervision and parenting time with my daughter. I had come to the point of being hopeless but thanks to this hospital and the donors I will fight and continue my life. I hope they can help more people like me who need an operation. Thank you very much."

$546raised
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