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Success! Naika from Haiti raised $1,500 to fund cardiac surgery for her birth condition.

Naika
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Naika's treatment was fully funded on February 21, 2022.

Photo of Naika post-operation

March 17, 2022

Naika underwent cardiac surgery for her birth condition.

During Naika’s procedure, doctors inserted a catheter into Naika’s heart in order to plug the hole in her heart with a device. Her family has new hope that she will now be able to lead a full life with no further symptoms from her condition.

Naika’s mother shared: “Our family is so happy that we no longer have to worry about our daughter’s heart, and we would like to say thank you to everyone!”

During Naika's procedure, doctors inserted a catheter into Naika's heart in order to plug the hole in her heart with a device. Her family ha...

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January 31, 2022

Naika is a fifth-grade student who lives in a neighborhood of Port-au-Prince, Hait with her parents and five siblings. She is a very good student and likes literature and history.

Naika was born with a hole between the two upper chambers of her heart; blood leaks through this hole leaving her weak and short of breath. Our Medical Partner Haiti Cardiac Alliance is raising funds so she can have the life-saving surgery that she needs to grow up healthy. During surgery, doctors will use a catheter probe to insert a device into the hole that will block it and prevent blood from leaking through. She is scheduled to undergo surgery at Clinica Corominas on February 14th.

Naika’s mother shared: “We are hopeful that Naika will be able to live more normally once the hole in her heart is fixed!”

Naika is a fifth-grade student who lives in a neighborhood of Port-au-Prince, Hait with her parents and five siblings. She is a very good st...

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Naika's Timeline

  • January 31, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • January 31, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Naika's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 21, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Naika's treatment was fully funded.

  • March 10, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Naika 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.

  • March 17, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Naika's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 29 donors

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

Su is 10-year-old girl who lives in Thailand. Both of her parents work for a community based organization helping others in their area. In her free time, Su likes to draw pictures and play with her friends. Su was born with clubfeet and a dislocated hip. She received corrective surgery in Chiang Mai with the help of our medical partner BCMF after she was born. During her last visit to the hospital when she was young, the doctor told her mother that they only had to return to the hospital when she outgrew her clubfeet correction shoes. However, her parents could never bring her back. In additional to financial constraints, their legal documents expired, and later when they had legal documents, they could not go to Chiang Mai due to covid-19 travel restrictions. In June 2022, Su started to experience pain in her right foot whenever she walked more than 10 minutes. She also experienced pain in her right hip for the first time when she walked. The doctor at Mae Sot Hospital diagnosed her with a dislocated hip and referred her to the larger hospital Chiang Mai for further treatment. In October an MRI was performed for Su and it was determined that she may need two surgeries: one for hrt hip and another for her clubfeet condition. The first surgery is for a hip replacement and the doctor scheduled her for surgery on November 25th so she can be out of pain as quickly as possible. Her family needs $1500 for her hip replacement surgery. Su's father said, "I am hopeful for my daughter to receive surgery soon. After surgery, I hope that she will be able to walk like other children and she will not be shy when she grows up. Now, when she goes to school, some of her friends tease her that she cannot walk properly like other children."

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$1,122raised
$378to go

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