Success! Guerdina from Haiti raised $1,500 to fund prep and overseas transport so she can receive life-saving cardiac surgery.

to go
Fully funded
Guerdina's treatment was fully funded on November 12, 2022.
  • Guerdina's story
  • Guerdina's update
May 31, 2022

Photo of Guerdina post-operation

November 21, 2022

Guerdina received life-saving cardiac surgery.

During her surgery, doctors were able to repair Guerdina's damaged heart valve so that it would pump blood more normally through her body. S...

Read more

Guerdina's Timeline

  • May 31, 2022

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

  • June 1, 2022

    Guerdina's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 2, 2022

    Guerdina received treatment at Cleveland Clinic 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 12, 2022

    Guerdina's treatment was fully funded.

  • November 21, 2022

    Guerdina's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 43 donors

Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Srey Vin is a newly married 22-year-old and a mother of a four-month-old son. Her family lives some distance from Phnom Penh, where she and her husband both work in a garment factory that produces name-brand shoes and athletic wear. Srey Vin loves spending time with her baby and listening to the radio or watching music videos on YouTube. While she was pregnant, a large mass suddenly grew around Srey Vin's mandible, or jawbone. She went to a clinic near her home but was not able to receive help. The clinic suggested that Srey Vin travel two and a half hours to our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre (CSC), for consultation. At CSC, Srey Vin was diagnosed with a giant cell granuloma - a benign tumor that grows from bone cells. They most often occur in the front portion of the lower jaw. These tumors can grow rapidly, cause pain and destroy bone. The tumor has grown very large in Srey Vin's jaw. As a result, she experiences discomfort and difficulty eating and talking. She worries about the tumor growing even larger. Fortunately, the surgeons at CSC can help Srey Vin. On November 7th, Srey Vin will undergo surgery to remove the mass and place a bone graft from her left fibula onto her mandible. Hopefully, this procedure will decrease the pain and discomfort Srey Vin experiences and improve her ability to talk and eat. Her family needs help to fund the $726 operation. Srey Vin shared, "I hope I can remove this growth so I stop worrying all the time and can take care of my son."

$456to go