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Success! Wilna from Haiti raised $1,500 to fund the surgery prep costs and travel to undergo cardiac surgery.

Wilna
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Wilna's treatment was fully funded on November 29, 2022.
June 30, 2022

Wilna is a 13-year-old student from Haiti. Her family lives in a rural area in northwest Haiti, as Wilna’s parents both work as farmers. Wilna is in the sixth grade and enjoys her math and social studies classes.

Wilna has a cardiac condition called severe mitral regurgitation, which means one of Wilna’s heart valves was damaged due to an infection she experienced earlier in childhood. As a result, Wilna’s heart is not adequately pumping blood through her body.

The care that she needs is not available in Haiti, but fortunately, Wilna will fly to the Dominican Republic to receive treatment. On July 26th, she will undergo cardiac surgery, during which surgeons will either repair her damaged heart valve or implant an artificial replacement, so that her heart can pump blood normally. Wilna’s family is requesting assistance to cover the costs of her surgery prep, as our medical partner, Haiti Cardiac Alliance (HCA), is contributing the funds to cover the cost of surgery. HCA is requesting $1,500 to cover Wilna’s surgery prep, which includes all labs, medication, check-up and follow-up appointments, and the passports needed for HCA’s social workers to accompany Wilna and her family overseas.

Wilna shared, “I am glad to be having this surgery so that I will be able to walk without feeling tired.”

Wilna is a 13-year-old student from Haiti. Her family lives in a rural area in northwest Haiti, as Wilna's parents both work as farmers. Wil...

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Wilna's Timeline

  • June 30, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • June 30, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Wilna's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 26, 2022
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Wilna 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.

  • November 29, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Wilna's treatment was fully funded.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Wilna's treatment update from Haiti Cardiac Alliance.

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