Success! Hatsumi from Bolivia raised $1,500 for heart surgery.

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Fully funded
Hatsumi's treatment was fully funded on August 5, 2023.
  • Hatsumi's story
  • Hatsumi's update
March 7, 2023

Photo of Hatsumi post-operation

August 15, 2023

Hatsumi underwent a successful heart surgery.

During Hatsumi's surgery, skilled doctors adeptly closed the hole in her heart using a patch, effectively preventing any further blood leaka...

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Hatsumi's Timeline

  • March 7, 2023

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

  • March 8, 2023

    Hatsumi received treatment at Hospital del Niño Dr. Ovidio Aliaga Uría in Bolivia. 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 16, 2023

    Hatsumi's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 5, 2023

    Hatsumi's treatment was fully funded.

  • August 15, 2023

    Hatsumi's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 37 donors

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Recheal is a 20-year-old from Kenya. She is studying in secondary school but has been unable to attend school for the last three months due to her condition. Recheal is the sixth born in a family of eleven children. Her parents are small-scale farmers, growing maize and beans for their family’s home use. Recheal does not have medical coverage, and her parents had to sell cattle and maize to raise Ksh 120,000.00 ($783) to cover her initial surgery costs. Recheal needs to undergo urgent surgery, and her family is requesting financial assistance. Recheal has been diagnosed with an abdominal bile leak that is causing her discomfort and pain. Her doctors have recommended surgery to ease the pain and enable her to resume her studies. She first experienced painful stomach swelling in August 2023. She visited a local health center and was treated for worms, which relieved her of pain for a while, but it recurred with time. She then visited our medical partner’s hospital for review. At the beginning of November, she received a CT scan that showed a liver cyst that required surgery. She underwent a laparotomy to remove the cyst on November 23rd. Four days later, the doctors identified a bile leakage that needed to be rectified. She is now scheduled for emergency surgery on November 28th to fix the fatal condition. African Mission Healthcare (AMH) is requesting $1,074 to fund this surgery. Recheal said, “I have missed school for three months now. This procedure will help ease stomach pain and enable me to return to school.”

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