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Success! Anish from Nepal raised $195 for surgery to repair his fractured leg.

Anish
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  • $195 raised, $0 to go
$195
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Anish's treatment was fully funded on September 15, 2016.

Photo of Anish post-operation

October 25, 2016

Anish successfully received surgery to repair his fractured leg.

After falling from the roof of his home and fracturing his leg this past year, Anish received successful surgery to realign his bone. Within a few days, Anish’s swelling has already been reduced and in a month’s time his fracture will have healed well. In order to ensure that Anish regains total movement of his leg, he will also attend physiotherapy. He’s on track for a full recovery.

“I’m so grateful that Anish is healing,” shares Anish’s mother, “otherwise he would have a difficult life with unaligned bones.”

After falling from the roof of his home and fracturing his leg this past year, Anish received successful surgery to realign his bone. Within...

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August 15, 2016

Two-year-old Anish lives in Nepal with his parents and siblings. His parents are farmers, and support their family through agriculture.

One day, Anish was playing on the roof of his house when he fell down. He fractured his right leg, and now it has gotten very swollen. The crack in his bone causes him a lot of pain, and Anish needs help with his basic everyday tasks like eating and bathing.

Anish was first taken to the local hospital for treatment, where doctors told his family that he needs surgery– surgery they were unable to afford. Their yield from the field only provides enough to support their family for about two months of the year. “Sometimes, I have to go to India to support my family,” shares Anish’s father.

Anish and his family took a day long walk to reach Possible for treatment. For $195, surgeons will reposition the fractured bones in his leg. Then they will use a cast to keep the bones in place while they heal.

“I am hopeful that Anish’s leg will be fixed soon,” shares Anish’s father.

Two-year-old Anish lives in Nepal with his parents and siblings. His parents are farmers, and support their family through agriculture. O...

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Anish's Timeline

  • August 15, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Anish was submitted by Dharma Raj Kadayat, Crowdfunding Associate at Possible, our medical partner in Nepal.

  • August 16, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Anish received treatment at Bayalpata Hospital. 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.

  • September 09, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Anish's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 15, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Anish's treatment was fully funded.

  • October 25, 2016
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Anish's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 1 donor

Funded by 1 donor

Treatment
Advanced Ortho - Fracture I
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $195 for Anish'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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