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Success! Nabraj from Nepal raised $195 to fund fracture repair.

Nabraj
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  • $195 raised, $0 to go
$195
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Nabraj's treatment was fully funded on July 21, 2017.

Photo of Nabraj post-operation

March 24, 2017

Nabraj received fracture repair treatment.

His fractured bones were aligned correctly and secured. Doctors have suggested two weeks of bedrest while he recovers from the operation. Medication will help him control post-surgery pain.

Nabraj’s father says, “I am very happy that Nabraj’s treatment was successful.”

His fractured bones were aligned correctly and secured. Doctors have suggested two weeks of bedrest while he recovers from the operation. Me...

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March 12, 2017

Nabraj is six years old and lives with his parents and siblings. He studies in the first grade. While his father is a carpenter, his mother works in the field and grazes her cattle for their living. The yield from the field keeps them sustained for six month of the year.

Recently, Nabraj fell from the porch of his house and fractured his left forearm. He has been in pain, and his hand is swollen.

After trying some herbal medicines at home, his parents noticed that Nabraj still had difficulty moving his hand. They finally decided to take him to get medical help. They were referred to Bayalpata Hospital, our medical partner’s care center.

At the hospital, they learned that Nabraj will need a cast to help his arm heal properly. His treatment is scheduled for March 13.

Nabraj’s family cannot afford this treatment. Therefore, they are asking for Watsi’s assistance in raising $195.

Nabraj is six years old and lives with his parents and siblings. He studies in the first grade. While his father is a carpenter, his mother ...

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Nabraj's Timeline

  • March 12, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Nabraj was submitted by Dharma Raj Kadayat, Crowdfunding Associate at Possible.

  • March 13, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Nabraj received treatment at Bayalpata Hospital in Nepal. 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 14, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Nabraj's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 24, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Nabraj's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • July 21, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Nabraj's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 10 donors

Funded by 10 donors

Treatment
Advanced Ortho - Fracture I
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $195 for Nabraj's treatment
Hospital Fees
$50
Medical Staff
$10
Medication
$5
Supplies
$42
Travel
$14
Labs
$20
Other
$54
  • Symptoms
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Cultural or regional significance

​What kinds of symptoms do patients experience before receiving treatment?

Symptoms include pain, swelling, disfigurement, and loss of limb function.

​What is the impact on patients’ lives of living with these conditions?

Children cannot write, bathe, play, or attend school. Mothers cannot work in the field or look after their children and homes. Fathers cannot work.

What cultural or regional factors affect the treatment of these conditions?

Our medical partner, Possible, manages healthcare in Achham, a district in Nepal characterized by rugged hills. People often fracture their hands and legs while walking through the steep slopes. In addition, many people make a living by farming or cattle rearing. They may be injured while cutting fodder for their animals or picking fruits from the trees. When parents are working and young children are left on their own, those children may hurt themselves. Finally, visibility is low at night, so people may fall and sustain fractures.

  • Process
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Risks and side-effects
  • Accessibility
  • Alternatives

What does the treatment process look like?

After an injury, a patient generally takes two to eight hours to travel to Bayalpata Hospital. The patient is seen first at the emergency department. From there, the patient is sent to the procedure room, where doctors perform a fracture reduction if necessary and apply a Plaster of Paris cast. The patient is observed for four hours and discharged.

What is the impact of this treatment on the patient’s life?

The patient is relieved of pain. In the short term, the patient will experience limited mobility due to the cast. This treatment eliminates the patient's risk of complications from the fracture.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

There is always a risk that the bones do not align properly.

How accessible is treatment in the area? What is the typical journey like for a patient to receive care?

Before they reach the hospital, patients often do not receive proper care or first aid. Patients who have to travel longer distances will visit a government health facility before the journey to receive first aid, splints, or slings.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

There are not many alternatives to this treatment.

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Elibariki is a playful and friends 10-year-old boy. He is the third born child in a family of five children. Elibariki has not started school yet because his parents shared that he cannot walk for a long distance due to his foot. The only school in their village is a long-distance walk for Elibariki and too far for him to manage. Elibariki’s parents are small-scale farmers who depend entirely on their harvest for their food and sell a few of the harvest to get money for other commodities. Elibariki was involved in a fire accident when he was three years old. At home, they have an open fireplace outside their house that serves as a cooking area. His mother had prepared breakfast that morning and there were still a few charcoals burning below the hot ashes. Elibariki and his siblings were playing around the fireplace when Elibariki accidentally stepped into the fire with his left foot. Access to medical care was out of reach for their family, so his parents treated him using herbal medicines. Now he is having difficulty walking. Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is helping Elibariki receive treatment. On March 15th, surgeons at their care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery and he will be able to walk much better and without pain and discomfort. Now, their family needs help to fund this $639 procedure. Elibariki’s father says, “We always hoped one day we would find the money to take him to a hospital.”

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42%funded
$270raised
$369to go

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