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Success! Abigail from Haiti raised $1,500 to fund surgery to repair a birth defect in her heart.

Abigail
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
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$0
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Fully funded
Abigail's treatment was fully funded on May 10, 2022.

Photo of Abigail post-operation

July 27, 2022

Abigail underwent life-saving surgery to repair a birth defect in her heart.

Abigail’s treatment was initially postponed as she developed a fever and her doctors wanted to ensure she could undergo surgery safely. We are happy to share that she has now had a successful heart surgery to finally heal her birth condition! During the procedure, doctors closed the hole in Abigail’s heart so that blood can no longer leak through it.

Abigail’s mother shared: “I would like to thank everyone who helped us through all of the challenges so that our daughter could become healthy!”

Abigail's treatment was initially postponed as she developed a fever and her doctors wanted to ensure she could undergo surgery safely. We a...

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April 30, 2022

Abigail is a bright three-year-old girl. She lives with her parents and one older brother in a neighborhood of Port-au-Prince, which is the capital of Haiti.

Abigail was born with a condition called patent ductus arteriosus. The deformity causes blood to leak through a hole between two major blood vessels near the heart. That makes it difficult for her small heart to function properly and can lead to tiredness, shortness of breath and restricted growth as she gets older.

Fortunately, the condition is highly treatable with surgery. Our medical partner Haiti Cardiac Alliance has arranged for Abigail, her family and an escort to travel to the Dominican Republic, where doctors will use a catheter to plug the hole near her heart. Abigail should then be able to go on to live a full, healthy life.

Another charity, Gift of Life International, is also contributing $5,000 toward the procedure, which is scheduled to take place on May 24th. This $1,500 will help fund Abigail’s life-changing surgery and related care.

Abigail’s mother says, “We would like to say thank you to everyone who is helping to heal our daughter’s heart!”

Abigail is a bright three-year-old girl. She lives with her parents and one older brother in a neighborhood of Port-au-Prince, which is the ...

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Abigail's Timeline

  • April 30, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • May 2, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Abigail's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 10, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Abigail's treatment was fully funded.

  • July 14, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Abigail received 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.

  • July 27, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Abigail's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 17 donors

Funded by 17 donors

Treatment
Interventional heart catheterization
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $7,290 for Abigail'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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