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Success! Jeffnalda from Haiti raised $1,500 to fund prep and overseas transportation for life-changing cardiac surgery.

Jeffnalda
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Jeffnalda's treatment was fully funded on March 13, 2022.

Photo of Jeffnalda post-operation

April 15, 2022

Jeffnalda underwent life-changing cardiac surgery.

During Jeffnalda’s surgery, doctors closed the hole in her heart with a patch so that blood can no longer leak. Now she’s on to a healthier life with no further risk from her heart condition.

Jeffnalda’s father told us: “Our family is very thankful that the surgery went so well and that our daughter recovered so quickly!”

During Jeffnalda's surgery, doctors closed the hole in her heart with a patch so that blood can no longer leak. Now she's on to a healthier ...

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February 28, 2022

Jeffnalda is a four-year-old preschooler from Haiti. She lives with her parents, two older brothers, and baby sister. She enjoys playing with blocks and listening to music with her family.

Jeffnalda has Down’s syndrome and a cardiac condition called ventricular septal defect, which means there is a hole between the two lower chambers of her heart. Since the cardiac care she needs is not available anywhere within the country, to receive treatment Jeffnalda is a very brave girl and will fly to Dominican Republic. On March 17th, she will undergo cardiac surgery, during which doctors will sew a patch over the hole in her heart so that blood no longer leaks through it. Our medical partner, Haiti Cardiac Alliance, is also contributing $8,000 to help pay for Jeffnalda’s critical surgery.

Jeffnalda’s family needs help raising funds to cover the costs of surgery prep. The $1,500 bill covers labs, medicines, and checkup and followup appointments. It also supports passport obtainment and the social workers from Haiti Cardiac Alliance, who will accompany Jeffnalda’s family overseas for her surgery.

Jeffnalda’s father shared, “our family is very hopeful that our prayers for our daughter might be answered soon!”

Jeffnalda is a four-year-old preschooler from Haiti. She lives with her parents, two older brothers, and baby sister. She enjoys playing wit...

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Jeffnalda's Timeline

  • February 28, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • March 2, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Jeffnalda's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 13, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Jeffnalda's treatment was fully funded.

  • March 28, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Jeffnalda 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.

  • April 15, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Jeffnalda's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 13 donors

Funded by 13 donors

Treatment
Overseas Prep and Transportation
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $2,380 for Jeffnalda'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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