Success! Dieunese from Haiti raised $1,500 to fund overseas transportation and preparations for her life-saving heart surgery.

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Dieunese's treatment was fully funded on December 31, 2022.
  • Dieunese's story
  • Dieunese's update
October 28, 2022

Photo of Dieunese post-operation

January 18, 2023

Dieunese underwent overseas transportation and preparations for her life-saving heart surgery.

Dieunese's heart surgery was a success! During the procedure, the surgeons removed the damaged valve and implanted an artificial replacement...

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Dieunese's Timeline

  • October 28, 2022

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

  • November 10, 2022

    Dieunese's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 17, 2022

    Dieunese 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.

  • December 31, 2022

    Dieunese's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 18, 2023

    Dieunese's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 39 donors

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Jocelyn is a loving mother of four from Philippines. She works as a bookkeeper, and her husband works as a part-time sidecar driver while also looking after their children. Despite their hard work, their combined income is just enough for the family's daily needs. Three years ago, Jocelyn began to experience troubling symptoms, including episodes of epigastric pain. Worried about their finances, she chose to defer her checkup. Unfortunately, the symptoms worsened as she began to experience difficulty of breathing, and persistent vomiting. She was brought to the nearest hospital to be given emergency care. The doctor told her to have an abdominal ultrasound. The test showed that she was suffering from gallstones, which can no longer be treated with medicines. Jocelyn has been advised to undergo a cholecystectomy, the surgical removal of the gallbladder. If left untreated, her symptoms will continue to worsen and put him at risk for further health complications in the future. After seeking treatment through our medical partner, World Surgical Foundation Philippines (WSFP), Jocelyn is scheduled to undergo a cholecystectomy on February 17th. A portion of the cost of the procedure is being supported by the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation, and WSFP is raising the remaining $1,128 to cover the cost of Jocelyn's surgery and care. Jocelyn shared, "I'd like to thank WATSI and World Surgical Foundation Philippines for sponsoring my surgery. May you continue helping people who are financially incapable of paying for their surgeries. You are an answered prayer!"

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