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Success! Ganga from Nepal raised $195 to fund fracture repair surgery.

Ganga
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  • $195 raised, $0 to go
$195
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Ganga's treatment was fully funded on March 18, 2017.

Photo of Ganga post-operation

March 2, 2017

Ganga underwent fracture repair surgery.

Her fractured bones were aligned correctly and secured. Doctors have suggested two weeks of bedrest while Ganga recovers from the operation. Medication will help her control post-surgery pain.

Ganga’s father says, “I am very thankful to this hospital and the donors for supporting my daughter’s treatment.”

Her fractured bones were aligned correctly and secured. Doctors have suggested two weeks of bedrest while Ganga recovers from the operation....

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February 14, 2017

Ganga is a five-year-old girl from Nepal. Her father works in India, and her mother looks after the children, while tending to the farm and grazing cattle.

Ganga was playing with her brother when she fell and injured her left hand. Her hand became swollen and painful, making it difficult for her to bathe and dress.

Ganga’s family traveled three hours to reach our medical partner’s care center, Bayalpata Hospital, for treatment. On February 15, Ganga will undergo a fracture repair surgery on her left hand. Our medical partner, Possible, is requesting $195 to fund the procedure.

Ganga is a five-year-old girl from Nepal. Her father works in India, and her mother looks after the children, while tending to the farm and ...

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Ganga's Timeline

  • February 14, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • February 15, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Ganga 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.

  • February 15, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Ganga's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 02, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Ganga's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • March 18, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Ganga's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 7 donors

Funded by 7 donors

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