Kiran is unfortunately not going to receive the treatment you funded, so we've just sent you a gift card in the amount of your donation.
We have an important update on Kiran’s treatment plan.
Delivering healthcare in rural Nepal is an incredible challenge, and sometimes the circumstances regarding treatments you helped fund change based on this reality. Unexpectedly, after Kiran’s treatment was funded by donors on Watsi, the Nepali government stopped subsidizing cardiothoracic surgery, which made it impossible to treat Kiran’s heart condition in Nepal.
We are committed to transparently reporting all patient outcomes to you. Because your donation will no longer be used to fund Kiran’s care, it’s important to us that you decide where your money goes next.
We’ve just emailed you a Watsi gift card for the same amount as your donation to Kiran. We’d love for you to use this gift card to support another Watsi patient of your choice. But if you do not want to reallocate your donation to another patient, we’ll gladly refund your contribution.
Thanks again for supporting Watsi patients, we can’t tell you how much we appreciate it.
Kiran is a 12-year-old boy from Nepal with rheumatic heart disease. His condition causes severe chest pain and limits his ability to live a normal life.
Luckily, Kiran’s heart can be repaired with valve replacement surgery.
Kiran is the second of five children. He is in the fifth grade and his favorite subject is Nepali. During his free time Kiran likes to play soccer and cricket with his friends, but he has to refrain from too much physical activity because of the severe chest pain he experiences when he plays. Kiran wants to become a driver when he grows up because he loves cars. He hopes to one day earn enough money to support his mother.
Let’s help Kiran get the surgery he needs to live a normal, healthy, 12-year-old boy life!