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Success! Naresh from Nepal raised $195 to treat his fractured wrist.

Naresh
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  • $195 raised, $0 to go
$195
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Naresh's treatment was fully funded on October 24, 2016.

Photo of Naresh post-operation

October 26, 2016

Naresh was successfully treated for his fractured wrist.

Naresh is doing great! His fractured bones were realigned correctly and secured in their right place. Post-surgery, Naresh is at home with his family resting. He says that he has been experiencing some pain, but it is under control with the prescribed medication. After a few weeks of resting, he’ll start physiotherapy to regain mobility, and will have to be careful and limit his mobility as she continues to heal. His family is so happy to have her home, and is hopeful for his full recovery.

“I am very happy now that he can carry and hold stuff by himself,” shares Naresh’s uncle.

Naresh is doing great! His fractured bones were realigned correctly and secured in their right place. Post-surgery, Naresh is at home with h...

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August 22, 2016

Born in Nepal, Naresh is an eight-year-old boy who lives with his parents and siblings. His parents are both farmers, and the yield from their field is enough to feed the family for only three months of the year. When things are tough, his mother works as a laborer in the village to support the family.

Naresh was grazing his cattle in the forest when he slipped and landed on rocks, fracturing his left wrist. It has been hurting since then. Not only did he miss school to go to the hospital, but also he needs help with his everyday activities like eating and getting dressed. Because of his condition, Naresh and his uncle took a five hour bus ride to reach Watsi’s medical partner, Possible, at a local care center.

$195 will cover all surgical expenses and necessary medications for an orthopedic surgeon to reset Naresh’s fracture. He will also have a splint as part of the process to ensure that his wrist heals correctly. After the surgery, Naresh will no longer have constant pain, and he will quickly regain wrist strength.

Born in Nepal, Naresh is an eight-year-old boy who lives with his parents and siblings. His parents are both farmers, and the yield from the...

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Naresh's Timeline

  • August 22, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • August 23, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Naresh 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.

  • September 30, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Naresh's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 24, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Naresh's treatment was fully funded.

  • October 26, 2016
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Naresh's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 5 donors

Funded by 5 donors

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