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Success! Audrey from Haiti raised $1,500 to fund travel and prep for heart surgery.

Audrey
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Audrey's treatment was fully funded on February 20, 2022.

Photo of Audrey post-operation

April 1, 2022

Audrey underwent heart surgery.

During surgery, doctors sewed a patch over the hole in Audrey’s heart so that blood can no longer leak through it. She should no longer experience any symptoms from this condition and her family is hopeful for the road ahead.

Audrey’s mother was grateful for support to help make her surgery possible and shared: “I can already see that my daughter is gaining weight and has more energy than she did before surgery. Our family is very thankful!”

During surgery, doctors sewed a patch over the hole in Audrey's heart so that blood can no longer leak through it. She should no longer expe...

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January 31, 2022

Audrey is a three-year-old toddler from Haiti. She lives with her parents and three older siblings in the capital city of Port-au-Prince, and has fun playing dress up and going to church with her family. Audrey has Down Syndrome and a cardiac condition called ventricular septal defect. This entails a hole in the wall of her heart that separates the two lower chambers.

Audrey is traveling to receive treatment at our medical partner’s care center, Hospital CEDIMAT, in the Dominican Republic. On February 22nd, she will undergo cardiac surgery, during which doctors will sew a patch over the hole in her heart. Our medical partner, Haiti Cardiac Alliance, is also contributing $5,000 to help pay for her surgery.

Audrey’s family needs help funding her pre and post operation costs. The $1,500 bill will cover her labs, medications, checkups, and followup appointments. It also supports passport obtainment for the social workers from Haiti Cardiac Alliance who will accompany Audrey’s family as they travel overseas where she can finally access the surgery she needs.

Audrey’s mother says, “Our family would like to say thank you to everyone who is helping to heal our daughter.”

Audrey is a three-year-old toddler from Haiti. She lives with her parents and three older siblings in the capital city of Port-au-Prince, an...

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Audrey's Timeline

  • January 31, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • February 7, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Audrey's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 20, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Audrey's treatment was fully funded.

  • March 1, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Audrey 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.

  • April 1, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Audrey's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Treatment
Overseas Prep and Transportation
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $2,380 for Audrey's treatment
Subsidies fund $880 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$0
Medical Staff
$450
Medication
$360
Supplies
$0
Travel
$1,300
Labs
$180
Other
$90

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Emmanuel is a 17-year-old student from Haiti who hopes to become a doctor. He lives with his aunt and uncle in a neighborhood of Port-au-Prince so that he can more easily attend school, as his parents live in the countryside. Emmanuel has a cardiac condition called rheumatic mitral regurgitation, which means one of his heart valves was severely damaged from an infection he experienced in early childhood. In 2017, Emmanuel underwent heart surgery to repair his existing valve. This surgery stabilized his heart for several years, but the valve remains unable to pump blood adequately throughout his body. Emmanuel needs to undergo a second surgery to replace the valve with a prosthetic heart valve. Emmanuel will fly to the Dominican Republic to receive treatment, as this surgery is unavailable in Haiti. On November 10th, he will undergo cardiac surgery, during which surgeons will remove the damaged heart valve and implant a replacement valve. An organization called Mitral Foundation is contributing $8,000 to pay for help pay for surgery. Emmanuel's family also needs help to fund the costs of surgery prep. The $1,500 bill covers labs, medicines, and check-up and follow-up appointments. It also supports passport obtainment and the social workers from our medical partner, Haiti Cardiac Alliance, who will accompany Emmanuel's family overseas. Emmanuel shared, "I am looking forward to growing stronger and having much more energy after my surgery!"

77% funded

77%funded
$1,162raised
$338to go

Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Emmanuel

Emmanuel is a 17-year-old student from Haiti who hopes to become a doctor. He lives with his aunt and uncle in a neighborhood of Port-au-Prince so that he can more easily attend school, as his parents live in the countryside. Emmanuel has a cardiac condition called rheumatic mitral regurgitation, which means one of his heart valves was severely damaged from an infection he experienced in early childhood. In 2017, Emmanuel underwent heart surgery to repair his existing valve. This surgery stabilized his heart for several years, but the valve remains unable to pump blood adequately throughout his body. Emmanuel needs to undergo a second surgery to replace the valve with a prosthetic heart valve. Emmanuel will fly to the Dominican Republic to receive treatment, as this surgery is unavailable in Haiti. On November 10th, he will undergo cardiac surgery, during which surgeons will remove the damaged heart valve and implant a replacement valve. An organization called Mitral Foundation is contributing $8,000 to pay for help pay for surgery. Emmanuel's family also needs help to fund the costs of surgery prep. The $1,500 bill covers labs, medicines, and check-up and follow-up appointments. It also supports passport obtainment and the social workers from our medical partner, Haiti Cardiac Alliance, who will accompany Emmanuel's family overseas. Emmanuel shared, "I am looking forward to growing stronger and having much more energy after my surgery!"

77% funded

77%funded
$1,162raised
$338to go