Xavena is a young woman from Haiti who needs $1,500 to fund heart surgery.

Xavena
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Xavena's story

September 29, 2023

Xavena's Timeline

  • September 29, 2023
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • October 16, 2023
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Xavena's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 20, 2023
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Xavena was scheduled to receive 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.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Xavena is currently raising funds for her treatment.

  • TBD
    UPDATE IN PROGRESS

    Xavena's treatment update from International Cardiac Alliance is in progress.

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