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Melodie from Haiti raised $1,500 to fund surgery prep and transportation overseas to treat her heart defect.

Melodie
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Melodie's treatment was fully funded on September 6, 2022.

Photo of Melodie post-operation

July 14, 2022

Melodie underwent surgery prep and transportation overseas to treat her heart defect.

Melodie underwent a heart catheterization and is doing so well! During the procedure, doctors inserted a catheter into Melodie’s heart to determine whether it would be best to close the hole in her heart with a patch, or pursue another strategy. The catheterization determined that it would be safest for Melodie’s family to manage her heart condition with medications rather than further surgery. The procedure also gave doctors the information they needed to safely proceed with a different surgery to remove cataracts from both of her eyes. Melodie’s family now has a much clearer plan for how to take care of their daughter’s heart moving forward.

Melodie’s mother shared, “I would like to say thank you to everyone who has worked so hard to help our family over the past few months!”

Melodie underwent a heart catheterization and is doing so well! During the procedure, doctors inserted a catheter into Melodie's heart to de...

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March 30, 2022

Melodie is an 11-month-old baby from Haiti. She lives in Port-au-Prince with her mother, father, and two older sisters. Her father is a school principal, and her mother is a homemaker. Melodie has a cardiac condition called ventricular septal defect. There is a hole between the two lower chambers of Melodie’s heart. Blood leaks through this hole without first passing through her lungs to obtain oxygen, leaving her weak and short of breath. Melodie also has Down Syndrome.

Since the care she needs is not available in Haiti, Melodie will fly to Dominican Republic to receive treatment. On April 18th, she will undergo cardiac surgery, during which surgeons will close the hole in Melodie’s heart using a patch. Haiti Cardiac Alliance is contributing $8,000 to pay for the surgery.

Melodie’s family also needs help to fund the costs of surgery prep. The $1,500 bill covers labs, medicines, and checkup and follow-up appointments. It also supports passport obtainment and the social workers from our medical partner, Haiti Cardiac Alliance, who will accompany Melodie’s family overseas.

Melodie’s mother shared: “Our family has been very scared about whether our daughter will have surgery in time. We are very happy to know that the date is almost here!”

Melodie is an 11-month-old baby from Haiti. She lives in Port-au-Prince with her mother, father, and two older sisters. Her father is a scho...

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Melodie's Timeline

  • March 30, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • April 20, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Melodie's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 17, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Melodie 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.

  • July 14, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Melodie. Read the update.

  • September 6, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Melodie's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 23 donors

Funded by 23 donors

Treatment
Overseas Prep and Transportation
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $2,380 for Melodie'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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$80raised
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