Success! Douby from Haiti raised $1,500 to fund life-saving heart surgery and chase after his big dreams.

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Douby's treatment was fully funded on August 23, 2023.
  • Douby's story
  • Douby's update
February 28, 2023

Photo of Douby post-operation

September 12, 2023

Douby underwent life-saving heart surgery.

Douby had an extremely difficult post-operative journey, including several weeks in a coma. With amazing care from the medical team, he mira...

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Douby's Timeline

  • February 28, 2023

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

  • February 28, 2023

    Douby received treatment at Baylor Scott & White Heart Hospital in United States. 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.

  • March 11, 2023

    Douby's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 23, 2023

    Douby's treatment was fully funded.

  • September 12, 2023

    Douby's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 37 donors

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Rabira is a 20-month-old toddler from Ethiopia, who loves playing with his toy cars and laughing with his parents. Rabira's mother and father have separated, and his father has taken it upon himself to raise Rabira and his one sibling. Rabira's father, who had to leave school when he was young, is starting to attend night classes, so that he can gain more education, and find work that will provide for his family. Soon after he was born, Rabira's father noticed that Rabira suffered from problems going to the bathroom. He brought Rabira to the nearby health center for evaluation, where it was determined that he had been born with hypospadias. If his condition is left untreated, Rabira would continue to experience urinary dysfunction, and might develop cancer or fertility issues later on. Due to financial constraints, Rabira's parents were unable to access care for him at the local hospital. Fortunately, the family was referred to our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, and now Rabira is scheduled to undergo corrective surgery on October 24th, at BethanyKids Myungsung Christian Medical Centre. African Mission Healthcare Foundation is requesting $1,293 to cover the total cost of Rabira's procedure and care. Rabira's mother said: “After the surgery, I hope he will be normal and pass urine normally as other children. And if he gets better I want him to go to school and graduate school. Become a person who earns well and supports himself. And when I get old I hope he will be able to support me.”

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