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Success! Suwas from Nepal raised $541 to treat his fractured hand.

Suwas
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Suwas's treatment was fully funded on August 12, 2016.

Photo of Suwas post-operation

September 29, 2016

Suwas received successful treatment for his fractured hand.

Suwas’ fractured bones were aligned correctly and secured. Post-surgery, Suwas experiences some pain but it will be under control with medication. Suwas will be in bed rest for at least two weeks.

He will have to do physiotherapy exercises to regain full mobility. He cannot lift any heavy weight by the fractured hand for one month, and in the second month he will learn to hold partial weight by the injured hand. Within two months he will regain most of his mobility back. Because he’s a growing child, he needs to follow the physiotherapy routine as rigorously as possible, even though it may hurt a little in the beginning.

Suwas’ mother was happy that Suwas received the treatment he needed, and expressed that she wishes for him to make a complete and successful recovery.

Suwas' fractured bones were aligned correctly and secured. Post-surgery, Suwas experiences some pain but it will be under control with medic...

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July 31, 2016

Suwas lives with his mother and siblings in Nepal. He studies in grade two at a child education center. His father works in India to support the family back home while his mother is responsible for grazing the cattle and looking after the children.

Suwas was walking down from his home to the field when he fell on a rock, fracturing his right hand and cutting the back of his head.

His mother tried to treat his fracture at home using bamboo sticks. When she noticed how Suwas still had difficulty moving his hand, she finally decided to seek medical help. They walked for eight straight hours to get to the hospital from their home.

Suwas has been in so much pain since the injury that he has been crying a lot and had to take medication to control the pain. He has difficulty moving the injured arm and there is some swelling too. He will have to do physiotherapy exercise to regain mobility after treatment.

For $541, we can fund surgery to correct the fracture, as well as physical therapy to allow him to regain a full range of motion.

“We have come from so far in hopes of getting a better treatment,” Suwas’ mother shares. “I wish my son’s treatment happens soon.”

Suwas lives with his mother and siblings in Nepal. He studies in grade two at a child education center. His father works in India to support...

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Suwas's Timeline

  • July 31, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Suwas was submitted by Dharma Raj Kadayat, Crowdfunding Associate at Possible.

  • July 31, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Suwas received treatment at Bayalpata Hospital in Nepal. 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.

  • August 10, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Suwas's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 12, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Suwas's treatment was fully funded.

  • September 29, 2016
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Suwas's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 17 donors

Funded by 17 donors

Treatment
Advanced Ortho - Fracture II
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $541 for Suwas's treatment
Hospital Fees
$154
Medical Staff
$3
Medication
$54
Supplies
$95
Labs
$64
Radiology
$7
Other
$164
  • Symptoms
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Cultural or regional significance

​What kinds of symptoms do patients experience before receiving treatment?

Patients have open wounds with protruding bones. The injured area will be tender and swollen.

​What is the impact on patients’ lives of living with these conditions?

Patients are in a lot of pain. They cannot stand or walk properly. They cannot go to school, perform daily household activities, or help their families. In some cases, patients experience severe blood loss, leading to hypovolemic shock, which can be fatal.

What cultural or regional factors affect the treatment of these conditions?

Fractures are common around the world. However, due to the inaccessibility and expense of healthcare, treatment can be more complex in Nepal because patients often wait a long time before seeking care.

  • Process
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Risks and side-effects
  • Accessibility
  • Alternatives

What does the treatment process look like?

The patient undergoes a surgery to align the bone, secure it with plates or pins, and close the wound.

What is the impact of this treatment on the patient’s life?

The patient will rest for a few months and then will do physiotherapy to regain mobility. After one to two months, the patient can slowly return to his or her normal, daily activities.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

The risk of nonunion is higher for more severe fractures. The patient will also face a poorer prognosis if he or she delays before seeking treatment.

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 treatment.

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Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Samuel

Samuel is a hardworking laborer getting jobs whenever he can to earn a living. He's a 37-year-old single man who hails from Kawaida Village in Kenya. His parents separated many years back, and his mother has brought their family up single-handedly. He shared that their family has lived a very difficult life making it hard for them to acquire an education. Samuel lives with his mother in a single rented house. He does mechanic jobs when available while his mother sells fruits at the roadside near their home. On the evening of September 8th 2021, as Samuel was going home, he was hit by a motorbike. He sustained an open fracture of his left tibia. He was taken to Kiambu County Hospital where the wound was treated and later the doctor advised them to have a fracture surgery. His mother could not afford the cost and took him home. Last week, our medical partner's Community Health Worker heard about Samuel and brought him to the hospital for possible support. He has pain, difficulty walking, and has been fully depending on his mother. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On October 28th, Samuel will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF). The surgery will rid him of the pain, bring healing, and eventually, Samuel will be able to walk easily again. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,049 to fund this procedure. Samuel says, “It is now almost 2 months, I have had pain and difficulties going anywhere and I have to fully depend on my mother. I am also worried that my leg could be amputated if I don't get treated in time. I plead for help so that I can be independent and go back to work and support my mother.”

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