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We’re so honored to be a member of Watsi’s Universal Fund and to help patients across the world receive the medical treatments they desperately need. This month, LSA’s donation went to Garlens – a beautiful one-year-old boy from Haiti – who will undergo surgery to treat a rare congenital heart disease. Learn more about Garlens’s story below.

One-year-old Garlens lives with his mother and grandmother just east of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Garlens has been diagnosed with total anomalous pulmonary vein return, which is a rare congenital heart condition in which his pulmonary veins do not connect to the heart in the normal anatomical location. As a result, blood and oxygen cannot circulate normally through his body, making him extremely sick and oxygen-deprived. Without heart surgery, his life expectancy would be months or even weeks.

“Following surgery, normal blood flow should be restored to Garlens’s heart and he should be able to live a full and normal life,” reports Watsi’s medical partner, Haiti Cardiac Alliance (HCA).

“I have been praying to God every day to make a path for Garlens to live,” said Garlens’s mom. “My prayers are about to be answered!”

We are so happy to be able to help Garlens receive this important medical treatment! Are you interested in becoming a member of Watsi’s Universal Fund? Visit Watsi.org to learn more and meet the patients across the world that need your help!

“We believe everyone deserves healthcare, and we’re making that a reality, one patient at a time.”

– Chase Adam, Founder of Watsi