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Rehiwilzahra is a loving 2-year-old girl from Haiti who needs $1,500 to fund prep and transport for heart surgery.

Rehiwilzahra
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March 30, 2022

Rehiwilzahra is a sweet toddler from Haiti. She lives in Port-au-Prince with her mother, father, and three older siblings. Rehiwilzahra likes watching cartoons and playing with her older siblings.

Rehiwilzahra has a cardiac condition called Tetralogy of Fallot. This heart condition involves several related heart defects including a hole between the two lower chambers of the heart, and a muscular blockage of one of the valves. These defects prevent blood from circulating properly through the lungs leaving Rehiwilzahra weak and short of breath.

The surgery Rehiwilzahra needs to heal is not available in Haiti, so she will need to fly to the Dominican Republic to undergo cardiac surgery to close the hole in her heart with a patch and remove the blockage from her valve. Our medical partner, Haiti Cardiac Alliance is helping Rehiwilzahra’s family raise $1,500 to cover the cost of labs, medicines, and follow-up appointments. This amount also supports passport obtainment and the social workers to accompany Rehiwilzahra’s family overseas.

Rehiwilzahra’s mother shared, “We have been praying for a long time for a solution to our daughter’s heart problem. We are very thankful to everyone who is helping her!”

Rehiwilzahra is a sweet toddler from Haiti. She lives in Port-au-Prince with her mother, father, and three older siblings. Rehiwilzahra like...

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Rehiwilzahra's Timeline

  • March 30, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • April 21, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Rehiwilzahra's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 13, 2022
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Rehiwilzahra 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.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Rehiwilzahra is currently raising funds for her treatment.

  • TBD
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Rehiwilzahra's treatment update from Haiti Cardiac Alliance.

Funded by 28 donors

Funded by 28 donors

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