Elysee from Haiti raised $1,500 to fund heart surgery.

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Elysee's treatment was fully funded on July 29, 2023.
  • Elysee's story
  • Elysee's update
January 31, 2023

Photo of Elysee post-operation

September 2, 2023

Elysee underwent critical cardiac tests and treatment so he can live a healthier life ahead.

Elysee traveled for cardiac care that is not available anywhere in Haiti. After performing advanced tests and consulting with experts around...

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Elysee's Timeline

  • January 31, 2023

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

  • February 13, 2023

    Elysee's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 25, 2023

    Elysee 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.

  • July 29, 2023

    Elysee's treatment was fully funded.

  • September 2, 2023

    We received an update on Elysee. Read the update.

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Janet is an 18-year-old student and the second of three children in her family. Her parents do not have regular employment but do work whenever they can get it at a neighboring flower farm. Janet was doing well in her early years, but in 2020, she began falling, and started experiencing headaches, with symptoms similar to epilepsy. Sometimes her eyes were affected, causing blurred vision. She began falling more frequently, and she was admitted to Kenyatta National Hospital, where a brain tumor was diagnosed. Janet had a successful craniotomy (brain surgery). Following the surgery, she developed a limping gait, had difficulty talking, and experienced non-typical body movements. Over time, she seems to have improved as she continues with therapy. Janet started experiencing new symptoms just a few weeks ago. She began crying at night but could not explain her problem. Eventually, it was determined that her left hand was not straightening out and it was suspected that Janet may have fallen and broken her hand without knowing it. An x-ray showed a closed fracture dislocation of the left elbow. Janet's mother was advised to bring her to our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), and their care center. The surgeon has recommended an Open Reduction Internal Fixation (ORIF). This surgery will hopefully mend Janet's elbow. If not treated, Janet will continue to have pain. She may not be able to use her hand, and the fracture may develop malunion, or a permanent deformed healing. Fortunately, surgeons at AMH can help. On September 5th, Janet will undergo surgery. AMH is requesting $1,049 to fund this fracture repair procedure. Unfortunately, the family is not in a position to meet this cost. “My daughter does not even understand what is going on because of her other condition, but I plead for her support so that she can be able to use her hand in the future,” said Janet’s mother.

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