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.