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Birendra from Nepal raised $1,415 to get healthy.

Birendra
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  • $1,415 raised, $0 to go
$1,415
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Fully funded
Birendra's treatment was fully funded on December 23, 2013.
March 25, 2015

Birendra 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.

Birendra was scheduled to have surgery to heal burned skin on his head, but the surgery had to be postponed for medical reasons.

We are committed to transparently reporting all patient outcomes to you. Because your donation to Birendra isn’t going to him anymore, 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 Birendra. 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.

Birendra was scheduled to have surgery to heal burned skin on his head, but the surgery had to be postponed for medical reasons. We are c...

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November 26, 2013

Birendra is a sweet nine-year-old boy from Nepal. He fell into a pot of hot oil when he was just a year old, sustaining serious burns on his head.

The burns were never properly treated. Now, the resulting scar tissue is preventing the skin on his head from fully healing, and his hair from growing.

Birendra is in fourth grade and lives with his mother, grandmother, siblings, and uncle’s family. As is common in Nepal, his father works in India and sends money home. Birendra is well loved - his grandmother confided in our medical partner that he is her favorite grandson!

For $1,415, we can pay for surgery that will repair the skin on Birendra’s head and allow him to move past this childhood accident.

Birendra is a sweet nine-year-old boy from Nepal. He fell into a pot of hot oil when he was just a year old, sustaining serious burns on his...

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Birendra's Timeline

  • November 26, 2013
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Birendra was submitted by Sindhya Rajeev at Possible, our medical partner in Nepal.

  • December 15, 2013
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Birendra was scheduled to receive treatment. 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.

  • December 15, 2013
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Birendra's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 25, 2015
    FUNDING ENDED

    Birendra is no longer raising funds.

  • March 25, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Birendra's treatment did not happen. Read the update.

Funded by 31 donors

Funded by 31 donors

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Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Nay

Nay is a 35-year-old woman from Thailand. She lives with her husband in Mae Pa Village in Tak Province. One and half year ago, they moved from Shwegyin Township, Bago Division in Burma for a better job opportunities. Nay stopped working as a day laborer because her health deteriorated. Now, her husband is the only earner and he is also a day laborer making limited income. Around eight months ago, Nay had a high fever and stomachache. She was also vomited a few times so her employer took her to Mae Tao Clinic (MTC). When she arrived, she received an IV as well as oral medications. She was admitted for one day and then she felt better and returned home. Two days later after she got home, she felt stomachache again in the right side and also vomited. Again, her employer took her back to MTC and she was admitted again. She received oral medications as well as an ultrasound test. After an ultrasound, the medic informed her that she has a stone in her common bile duct as well as in the intrahepatic duct. She was then referred to Watsi Medical Partner Mae Sot Hospital (MSH) for further investigation. At MSH she received another ultrasound as well as a blood test and an X-ray. She was given oral medications to take home and she was asked to return to the hospital once a month for follow up. She went to MSH several times for follow-up appointments and she kept receiving oral medications for her stomachache problem. On February 11th, she went back to MSH as usual and she received another blood test. After that she was told that she has stone in her common bile duct and she needs to be admitted for surgery to remove the stone. Nay has been advised to undergo a cholecystectomy, the surgical removal of the gallbladder. If left untreated, Nay's symptoms will continue to worsen and put her at risk for further health complications in the future. After seeking treatment through our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF), Nay is scheduled to undergo her cholecystectomy on March 24th. BCMF is requesting $1,500 to cover the total cost of Nay's procedure and care. Nay said, “I want to work after my surgery so that our family will have enough income and now I am very sad that because of my condition we may have to borrow money from our neighbor.”

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