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Success! Bharat from Nepal raised $195 to treat a fractured hand.

Bharat
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  • $195 raised, $0 to go
$195
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Bharat's treatment was fully funded on November 13, 2016.

Photo of Bharat post-operation

November 14, 2016

Bharat successfully received surgery to repair his fractured hand.

Bharat is doing great! The surgery he had to mend his broken hand was a great success. Since the operation, he has been resting as well as going to physiotherapy to restore strength. He can now bend his fingers much better and says he’s no longer feeling pain. He’s excited now that he’s healed to be able to do things by himself again and regain his independence!

His father shares that he’s so happy Bharat is recovering nicely.

Bharat is doing great! The surgery he had to mend his broken hand was a great success. Since the operation, he has been resting as well as g...

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August 23, 2016

Bharat lives with his parents and siblings in Nepal and studies in grade five. His father works in India to support the family back home while his mother is responsible for grazing the cattle and looking after the children.

Bharat was grazing his cattle with his friends in the forest when he stumbled on a stone and fell down, fracturing his right hand. He has been in so much pain since then and he has difficulty moving the injured arm and there is some swelling too.

After his accident, the family tried some home remedies like using bamboo sticks to treat the fracture, but when they noticed how Bharat still had difficulty moving his hand, they finally decided to take medical help in Possible’s hub - Bayalpata hospital.

For $195, Bharat’s hand will be put in a cast to mend the fracture.

His mother shares, “It was so far to come here from our house, so we tried home remedies to treat him but it didn’t work. I will be happy if Bharat gets his treatment soon.”

Bharat lives with his parents and siblings in Nepal and studies in grade five. His father works in India to support the family back home whi...

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Bharat's Timeline

  • August 23, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • August 24, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Bharat 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.

  • October 14, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Bharat's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 13, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Bharat's treatment was fully funded.

  • November 14, 2016
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Bharat's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 7 donors

Funded by 7 donors

Treatment
Advanced Ortho - Fracture I
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $195 for Bharat'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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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Maria

Maria is a 70-year-old farmer. She shared that she lost her husband in 1999 and is the mother of six children who she has worked hard to raise well. She has three daughters and three sons, all married and small-scale farmers. Maria was not able to attend school when she was young because she was a refugee from Congo. Her family was always on the move, so she never had the opportunity to attend school. She's earned a living from farming and grows food crops like sorghum, maize, and rice. She has limited land, but when she has a small surplus, she is able to sell the crops to generate income for her family. Maria is a religious, jolly, and happy person and is proud to serve as a leader of the Holy Mary community in her village. She shared that praying the rosary is her passion. Two years back, Maria started feeling her uterus drop. It wasn’t painful, which never made her seek medical treatment, but recently, the pain became worse, accompanied by backaches, abdominal pain, and other symptoms. She first went to Kambuga hospital, where she was examined, diagnosed, and recommended for surgical treatment. However, she never managed to undergo her surgery due to limited finances. After sharing how she feels with a friend, she learned of our medical partner's surgical support program at Nyakibale Hospital, and this gave her a breath of hope that she could be supported. She traveled there and after examination, she was diagnosed with uterine prolapse. The doctors have recommended a total hysterectomy treatment to heal her condition. However, her income is too limited to enable her to afford the cost of her surgery and she appeals for support. Maria says, "I believe that the Lord will again do for me as he has always been for me. I hope to get much better once operated and continue with farming to sustain my family. "

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