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Kali from Nepal raised $220 to treat a burn contracture on her hand.

Kali
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  • $220 raised, $0 to go
$220
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$0
to go
Fully funded
Kali's treatment was fully funded on April 11, 2016.

Photo of Kali post-operation

June 29, 2016

Kali underwent treatment for burn contractures on her hand.

Kali received successful surgery to release the tension in her right hand due to debilitating burn contractures. Although she was able to undergo treatment, a full extension of her contracted fingers was not possible and function was only partially restored. She will be able to return in the future to receive additional treatment to further improve her condition.

Though Kali and her father are saddened that the surgery did not fully restore function in Kali’s hand, they are thankful for the treatment and are keen to return home to their home and farm.

Kali received successful surgery to release the tension in her right hand due to debilitating burn contractures. Although she was able to un...

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March 18, 2016

Meet 21-year-old Kali from Nepal. “Kali lives with her parents. Her father used to work in India to support the family back home and returned to their village only a few months ago. The three now tend to the farm to make ends meet and it is enough to keep the family going,” reports our medical partner, Possible.

When she was six years old, Kali burnt her hand while cooking with firewood. “She did not seek any treatment then and ended with contracted fingers. It is difficult for her to use her hand to do household chores and other activities like lifting, leaning and so on,” continues Possible.

Luckily, Kali has a path to recovery. With $220, we can help her receive wound treatment. “Kali will be put under anesthesia to manipulate her joints and release the contracted joints,” explains Possible.

Kali’s father shares, “I hope Kali’s hand is treated and that she can finally use the hand that she was born with.” Let’s make this happen!

Meet 21-year-old Kali from Nepal. "Kali lives with her parents. Her father used to work in India to support the family back home and returne...

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Kali's Timeline

  • March 18, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Kali was submitted by Subeksha Poudel, Crowdfunding Associate at Possible, our medical partner in Nepal.

  • March 18, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Kali 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.

  • April 10, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Kali's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 11, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Kali's treatment was fully funded.

  • June 29, 2016
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Kali. Read the update.

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Funded by 3 donors

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Shin

Shin is a 15-year-old novice monk from Burma. He lives and studies with his brother in Aung Damar Zinyone Learning Centre Monastery in Insein Township, Yangon Division. His father is a government officer for the ministry of religious affairs and culture and his mother is a shopkeeper and sells rice and curry. Although his parents send them pocket money, they cannot always do so. Instead, Shin and his brother are supported by the monks, and he collects donations of food from the community with the other monks, during morning alms collections. In his free time Shin like to play football with his friends. Sometimes, he likes to read books and study to learn new things. Shin was diagnosed with a heart condition that involves a malformation of the mitral valve, the valve between the left atrium and left ventricle. This valve controls the flow of blood, but certain conditions may cause blood to flow backward or the valve to narrow. Currently, Shin has difficulty breathing, is unable to sleep at night and sometimes he has a fever during the night. He cannot walk long distances and he has difficulty walking up stairs. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to fund a mitral valve replacement for Shin. The treatment is scheduled to take place on August 21 and, once completed, will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably. “When I grow up, I want to become a monk to help those in need as well as children whose parents cannot afford to send them to school,” said Shin. “This has been my dream since I was a child.”

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$1,263raised
$237to go

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