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Success! Klyn from Haiti raised $1,500 to fund surgery that will finally heal his heart condition.

Klyn
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Klyn's treatment was fully funded on October 1, 2022.
April 30, 2022

Klyn is a 12-year-old boy who lives in a small town in central Haiti with his parents, grandparents, and several other relatives. He likes school, especially science and math.

Klyn was born with a condition called atrial septal defect. The defect means there is a hole between the two upper chambers of Klyn’s heart. Blood leaks through this hole, which leaves him often weak and short of breath.

Our medical partner, Haiti Cardiac Alliance, has arranged for Klyn and his mother to travel to the Dominican Republic for surgery since this treatment is not available within Haiti. On May 24th, doctors will first attempt to use a catheter to close the opening between Klyn’s upper cardiac chambers. If that’s not possible, they will need to perform open-heart surgery and use a patch to close the hole in Klyn’s heart.

Another organization, Gift of Life International, is contributing $5,000 for Klyn’s care. His family is raising $1,500 to help cover remaining costs of the procedure and related care, including travel expenses for Klyn.

Klyn’s mother says, “We are very thankful to everyone who is making this surgery possible for our son!”

Klyn is a 12-year-old boy who lives in a small town in central Haiti with his parents, grandparents, and several other relatives. He likes s...

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Klyn's Timeline

  • April 30, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • May 2, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Klyn's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 24, 2022
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Klyn was scheduled to receive treatment at Clinica Corominas in Haiti. 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.

  • October 1, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Klyn's treatment was fully funded.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Klyn's treatment update from Haiti Cardiac Alliance.

Funded by 36 donors

Funded by 36 donors

Treatment
Interventional heart catheterization
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $7,290 for Klyn's treatment
Subsidies fund $5,790 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$4,500
Medical Staff
$450
Medication
$360
Supplies
$0
Travel
$1,710
Labs
$180
Other
$90

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