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Primer is a 50-year-old farmer from Haiti who needs $1,500 to fund cardiac surgery to replace his damaged heart valve.

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September 8, 2022

Primer is a father of three from Haiti. He lives in a small village in southwestern Haiti with his wife and three children; he is a farmer and sells produce in the local market. Primer has a cardiac condition called rheumatic mitral regurgitation. One of the four valves of his heart is severely damaged as the result of a rheumatic infection he suffered a number of years ago, and cannot adequately pump blood through his heart and body.

The surgery that Primer needs is not available anywhere in the country so he will fly to Dominican Republic to receive treatment. On September 13th, he will undergo cardiac surgery, during which surgeons will remove the damaged valve and implant an artificial replacement. Haiti Cardiac Alliance is contributing $9000 to pay for surgery. Primer’s family also needs help to fund the costs of surgery prep. The $1,500 bill covers labs, medicines, and checkup and followup appointments. It also covers travel expenses for the social workers from our medical partner, Haiti Cardiac Alliance, who will accompany Primer’s family overseas, as well as the cost of obtaining Prince’s passport.

Prince says: “I am very grateful to be having this surgery so I can take care of my family and see my children grow up.”

Primer is a father of three from Haiti. He lives in a small village in southwestern Haiti with his wife and three children; he is a farmer a...

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Primer's Timeline

  • September 8, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • September 12, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Primer's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 13, 2022
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Primer 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

    Primer is currently raising funds for his treatment.

  • TBD
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Primer's treatment update from Haiti Cardiac Alliance.

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