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

to go
Fully funded
Dawentz's treatment was fully funded on January 5, 2023.
  • Dawentz's story
  • Dawentz's update
October 28, 2022

Photo of Dawentz post-operation

January 20, 2023

Dawentz underwent cardiac surgery to replace his damaged heart valve.

During surgery, the damaged valve in Dawentz's heart was removed and an artificial replacement was implanted in its place. Dawentz should no...

Read more

Dawentz's Timeline

  • October 28, 2022

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

  • November 18, 2022

    Dawentz received 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.

  • November 22, 2022

    Dawentz's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 5, 2023

    Dawentz's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 20, 2023

    Dawentz's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 25 donors

Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Marites, who is 50 years old, is a dedicated wife and mother, living with her husband and two children in the Philippines. Currently, Marites is facing a challenging situation, as she deals with a painful mass in her left breast. While the mass was only mildly uncomfortable in the beginning, Marites did not seek medical attention because of her family's financial struggles. When she did finally meet with a doctor, she opted not to undergo the recommended surgery, because of the financial burden it would impose on her family. Over time, as Marites has lived with the breast mass, she has been left to endure sudden bouts of numbness, sleepless nights, and feelings of hopelessness. Having been diagnosed with breast cancer, it is imperative for Marites to undergo surgery, to prevent the cancer from spreading. Fortunately, our medical partner, World Surgical Foundation Philippines (WSFP), is helping Marites receive treatment. She is scheduled to undergo a mastectomy on July 19th, at Our Lady of Peace Hospital. A portion of the cost of her treatment is being supported by the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation, and WSFP needs to raise $1,058 to cover the remaining cost. After treatment, Marites will hopefully return to a cancer-free life. Marites said: "It's a tremendous help because we don't know where else to turn to for the operation. I also want to extend my life for the sake of my children and my husband, who is also ill and relies on me. He's already 62 years old. I hope the assistance for people like us who are truly in need continues, and I hope you can help many others too."

$806to go