Success! Karim from Bolivia raised $1,500 to fund life-saving cardiac surgery.

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Fully funded
Karim's treatment was fully funded on April 20, 2023.
  • Karim's story
  • Karim's update
December 31, 2022

Photo of Karim post-operation

May 2, 2023

Karim underwent life-saving heart surgery.

10-year-old Karim underwent heart repair surgery which will allow blood to flow more normally through his lungs and body. This will restore ...

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Karim's Timeline

  • December 31, 2022

    Karim was submitted by Owen Robinson, Executive Director at International Cardiac Alliance.

  • January 9, 2023

    Karim's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 19, 2023

    Karim received treatment at Hospital del Niño Dr. Ovidio Aliaga Uría in Bolivia. 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.

  • April 20, 2023

    Karim's treatment was fully funded.

  • May 2, 2023

    Karim's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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Nan is a 50-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. Nan's and his wife have eight children. Four still live at home - one son works in the rice paddies with his parents, and the three youngest children are still in school. His four older children are married but visit the family frequently. Last February, when Nan was on his way home on his motorbike during a rainstorm, he suddenly lost control of the bike on the muddy road. He fractured his left femur, but could not afford to visit the clinic, so he was treated by a Khmer traditional healer. His fractured femur has still not healed. When a bone fracture is untreated, the bone doesn't heal at all, which means that it will remain broken. As a result, Nan continues to have swelling, tenderness, and pain that has worsened over the past ten months. It is difficult for him to walk and he is in constant pain. Nan is embarrassed because he cannot work outside with his wife and son or help to feed his family. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner Children's Surgical Centre (CSC) can help. On December 11th, Nan will undergo a fracture repair procedure, which will cost $483. This procedure will fixate his unhealed fracture with an orthopedic nail to help to heal the bone and allow him to walk again. Nan is able to contribute towards the cost of surgery and needs help raising the remaining to fund his procedure. He said, "I hope to be able to walk again after my operation, so I can work to feed my family and send my younger children to school."

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