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Success! Elka from Haiti raised $1,500 to fund travel and care for her heart catheterization procedure.

Elka
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Elka's treatment was fully funded on September 10, 2022.
June 30, 2022

Elka is a 13-month-old baby who lives in Haiti with her parents. Both of her parents are hardworking vendors in their local market.

Elka was born with a cardiac condition called patent ductus arteriosus, meaning blood leaks through a hole between two blood vessels located near her heart. This leaves her feeling weak and short of breath.

Since the required treatment is not available in Haiti, our medical partner, Haiti Cardiac Alliance (HCA), is helping Elka travel to the Dominican Republic where she will be able to access the care she needs. On July 28th, she will undergo a procedure where doctors will use a catheter to plug the hole so blood can flow without issue through her body. Elka’s family is looking to raise $1,500 to fund her necessary care, treatment, and travel.

Elka also has a cleft lip and palate, so once her heart condition is treated, a team of doctors will soon be able to perform another surgery to repair this condition and help her have a healthier future and a full life ahead.

Her mother says, “I am looking forward to my daughter growing up as a normal healthy child!”

Elka is a 13-month-old baby who lives in Haiti with her parents. Both of her parents are hardworking vendors in their local market. Elka ...

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Elka's Timeline

  • June 30, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • July 6, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Elka's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 28, 2022
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Elka was scheduled to receive treatment at Clinica Corominas in Haiti. 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.

  • September 10, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Elka's treatment was fully funded.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Elka's treatment update from Haiti Cardiac Alliance.

Funded by 26 donors

Funded by 26 donors

Treatment
Interventional heart catheterization
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $7,290 for Elka's treatment
Subsidies fund $5,790 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$4,500
Medical Staff
$450
Medication
$360
Supplies
$0
Travel
$1,710
Labs
$180
Other
$90

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