Bikash is a playful fourth grader who enjoys swimming and fishing in the river near his home.
This nine-year-old boy from Nepal has a hernia which has become progressively more difficult for him to live with.
“Although he had been living with hernia for a few years now, it became increasingly painful in the last two weeks,” explains our medical partner, Possible. “Worried if it may cause complications in the future, his family brought him to the hospital.”
Possible continues, “His father works in India to support the family back home while his mother tends to the farm to make ends meet.” Bikash is responsible for grazing the cattle at home and looking after his younger sister.
For $491, we can fund a hernia repair surgery, which will put the tissue that’s currently bulging out of place back where it belongs. This procedure will reduce Bikash’s pain and the risk of complications like strangulation.
“I am a little worried because it’s my son’s first time in the hospital,” says Bikash’s mother. “But I am positive he will be cured.”
“Bikash is keen to head back home and rejoin school once his treatment is over,” Possible says.