Dinesh is a bright little boy from Nepal who loves school and playing with his friends. He suffers from a condition called chronic suppurative otitis media, a perforation in the membrane of his middle ear that causes hearing problems, drainage, and constant pain. Dinesh can barely hear at all, and doctors at Nyaya Health say he “needs treatment immediately” to prevent his condition from getting much worse. Because this is an urgent case, they plan to treat Dinesh in the next day or two under the assumption that Watsi funding is coming.
The average income in the area of Nepal where Dinesh lives is $1 a day. His family has a small plot of land that supports them for six months out of the year, but they cannot afford to cover the cost of his care. We need to raise $975 to cover the cost of the travel, lodging, pre-op, surgery, and supplies it will take to make Dinesh’s treatment possible.
Dinesh is in nursery school, but the severity of the infection is making it difficult for him to attend. His mother is very proud of him and optimistic about his future. She hopes he’ll grow up to become a political leader who can develop their community. Doctors at Nyaya Health believe in addition to preventing further complications of his condition, there’s a good chance that with surgery, Dinesh will begin to get his hearing back and be able to live a happy, healthy life.