"Stephanie Privert’s faulty heart had been slowly killing her for years, but it took a massive earthquake to get her any medical attention.
“'This little girl’s heart was failing, and her seven other siblings and parents were living in a tent,' said Steve Diamond, director of Healing the Children, a Louisville nonprofit working in Haiti. 'We had to get her out.'”
"It took months of delays and complications, but on Aug. 3, Stephanie was wheeled into an operating room at Kosair Children’s Hospital (in Louisville, Kentucky) — and wheeled out hours later after a risky but successful operation to repair her heart valve." (http://www.courier-journal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2010309240122)
Stephanie is 15.
"Her heart condition had previously been diagnosed but was untreated, and it had made her a semi-invalid and kept her from going to school for years. She was increasingly weak and tired, and living in a tent after the quake, amid the squalor and destruction, only worsened her condition."
Please check out the story on the referenced website and on her Facebook page.(http://www.facebook.com/StephaniePrivert). To rebuild Stephanie's home and support her medication, see www.healingthechildren.org.