Success! Primer from Haiti raised $1,500 to fund cardiac surgery to replace his damaged heart valve.

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Primer's treatment was fully funded on February 9, 2023.
  • Primer's story
  • Primer's update
September 8, 2022

Photo of Primer post-operation

February 28, 2023

Primer underwent cardiac surgery to replace his damaged heart valve.

During surgery, the damaged valve in Primer's heart was removed and an artificial replacement was implanted. His heart can now pump blood mo...

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Primer's Timeline

  • September 8, 2022

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

  • September 12, 2022

    Primer's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 13, 2022

    Primer received 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.

  • February 9, 2023

    Primer's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 28, 2023

    Primer's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 53 donors

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Renatus is a seven-year-old boy in grade 1 from Tanzania. He is smart, charming, and enjoys playing with everyone he interacts with. Whenever engaged in conversation, he exudes confidence. Renatus is the younger child in a family of two siblings. His parents are farmers and livestock keepers, making every effort to provide for their family. However, inflation makes it challenging for them to meet all their needs. During his early growth stages, Renatus effortlessly went through crawling, standing, and beginning to walk. However, as time passed and he started walking more, his legs began to show signs of bowing. This concerned his mother, leading her to take him to the hospital for evaluation. The doctor advised starting him on calcium therapy, but unfortunately, the treatment proved ineffective. Consequently, the mother sought another medical opinion from various medical centers, but the condition continued to worsen as Renatus grew older, making it increasingly difficult and painful for him to walk. Renatus and parents traveled 6 hours to seek treatment. He was diagnosed with a wind-swept deformity, which affects both of his legs, leading to reduced stability while walking. He was also diagnosed with clubfoot of both feet, a condition in which the foot is twisted out of shape. These conditions cause difficulty in walking and wearing shoes. He has become less confident during playtime, as he frequently trips and falls. Our medical partner African Mission Healthcare (AMH) determined that the best course of action is corrective surgery to improve Renatus’s quality of life. Surgeons will perform clubfoot repair surgery on August 2nd. AMH is requesting $935 to fund Renatus's clubfoot repair. After treatment, he will be able to walk and play easily. Renatus’s mother said, "I wish my son to have a good life ahead free from any defect. I hope this treatment will make it possible for him to have a good future.”

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