Success! Marvens from Haiti raised $1,500 to fund travel and prep for cardiac surgery.

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Marvens's treatment was fully funded on December 30, 2021.
  • Marvens's story
  • Marvens's update
November 25, 2021

Photo of Marvens post-operation

January 12, 2022

Marvens underwent cardiac surgery and is feeling healthier and stronger already.

During surgery, a patch was sewn over the hole in Marvens's heart so that blood could no longer leak through it. Our medical partner shared ...

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Marvens's Timeline

  • November 25, 2021

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

  • November 26, 2021

    Marvens received 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.

  • November 29, 2021

    Marvens's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 30, 2021

    Marvens's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 12, 2022

    Marvens's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 33 donors

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Abnet, a precious 9-month-old baby girl from Ethiopia, has captured our hearts with her beauty and spirit. She is the only child of her young 20-year-old parents. Her father works alongside his own father as a coffee farmer, while her mother lovingly tends to their home. Despite not having had the opportunity for formal education, they pour their efforts into providing for their family through the limited farming they do, though it yields barely enough to sustain them. From the very beginning, Abnet's parents demonstrated their determination to seek medical care for their daughter, even in the face of financial challenges. Abnet was born with a congenital anorectal malformation, a condition that disrupts bowel function due to a partial or complete blockage of the intestines. In order to alleviate her suffering and restore her health, she must undergo a series of intricate procedures. Their family initially went to a government hospital, where they were referred to another medical facility. Sadly, their hopes were dashed as they were asked to return two years later. Recognizing the worsening state of Abnet's health, they reached out to a local social worker, sharing their child's condition. Fortunately, the social worker was able to introduce them to our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH). Abnet underwent a thorough evaluation leading to a recommendation for the necessary surgery. Abnet is now scheduled for surgery on August 15th. AMH is requesting $1500 to help fund her procedure. Following her successful recovery, Abnet will be a healthy little girl, able to resume normal activities. Abnet's mother shared, "When we first learned of our daughter's condition, a sense of worry and helplessness engulfed us. The path forward seemed uncertain and daunting. Despite the challenges we faced, we relentlessly pursued treatment for our beloved child. Though previous avenues turned us away, the administrative office introduced us to this lifeline of support. We embraced it with hope, and it has brought us to this moment, filled with gratitude and anticipation."

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