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Success! Sunil from Nepal raised $579 to treat his fractured foot.

Sunil
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Fully funded
Sunil's treatment was fully funded on December 30, 2015.

Photo of Sunil post-operation

January 19, 2016

Sunil received treatment for his fractured foot.

After fracturing his foot while setting up an electric pole in his village, Sunil received successful surgery to reset the bone. “In about a month’s time Sunil’s fracture will have healed well and he will regain his mobility,” reports his doctor at Possible.

When asked about his condition post-surgery, Sunil joked with his doctor: “I hope the electricity pole in my village is now set up!”

After fracturing his foot while setting up an electric pole in his village, Sunil received successful surgery to reset the bone. "In about a...

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December 27, 2015

“Sunil and his friends were helping set up an electric pole in their village when a branch of a tree that he was on snapped and he fell down, fracturing his foot,” shares our medical partner in Nepal, Possible.

Besides helping out with the village, 17-year-old Sunil’s free time is spent playing football and volleyball. Currently in the 10th grade, he has to take the School Leaving Certificate exam and is worried that his injury will keep him from giving as much attention to academics.

Since the accident, Sunil’s foot has swollen considerably and feels tender as well. $579 covers the cost of orthopedic surgery, where his bones will be realigned correctly and pins will be used to hold the broken pieces in place. Additionally, Sunil will undergo physical therapy exercises to regain movement, so he can go on playing sports and concentrate on studying for his exams.

"Sunil and his friends were helping set up an electric pole in their village when a branch of a tree that he was on snapped and he fell down...

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Sunil's Timeline

  • December 27, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Sunil was submitted by Subeksha Poudel, Crowdfunding Associate at Possible.

  • December 27, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Sunil 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.

  • December 30, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Sunil's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 30, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Sunil's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 19, 2016
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Sunil's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 4 donors

Funded by 4 donors

Treatment
Advanced Ortho - Fracture II
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
  • 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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Loisi

Loisi is a mother of three children between the ages of 2 and 12 years old. She separated from her husband around the time when her youngest child was seven months old. Loisi lives with her children and her mother, and she owns a small business selling vegetables to support her family. One of the locations where she sells is at our medical partner's care center and she learned that treatment may be possible to help her finally heal. In 2019, Loisi had a Cesarean section during the birth of her youngest child. It took up to four months for her wound to heal and, six months later, her abdomen never decreased and continued to grow. Loisi's business has suffered as a result. She has difficulty carrying large baskets of vegetables and walking long distances, and she has had to spend parts of her income on new clothing. She also shared that mockery from the community regarding her appearance has affected her self-esteem. Loisi visited the hospital where she received a C-Section but was not able to receive help. However, when selling vegetables at the care center, a nurse referred her to a surgeon. Loisi was diagnosed with a hernia, a condition where part of the abdominal wall is damaged or weakened, causing parts of the small intestine or abdomen to bulge outward. If not treated, hernias may cause pain and discomfort and, in rare cases, cause life-threatening strangulation of blood flow to part of the intestines. On October 5th, surgeons will perform a hernia repair surgery. AMH is requesting $575 to help fund this procedure. Loisi is hopeful that this surgery will improve her ability to sell vegetables and provide for her family's well-being, as well as restore her position in her community. She shared, "This condition has caused me a lot of mockeries, and it even cost me my marriage. I believe, after the surgery, I will regain the size of my normal tummy. I will live an improved life."

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69%funded
$401raised
$174to go

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