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Success! Harka from Nepal raised $195 to fund fracture repair.

Harka
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  • $195 raised, $0 to go
$195
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Harka's treatment was fully funded on February 16, 2017.

Photo of Harka post-operation

February 16, 2017

Harka underwent successful fracture repair.

Harka’s surgery went well, and he will have physical therapy every week for three months. He no longer feels pain and can do more things by himself now.

Harka says, “I have no pain and am happy to go back home.”

Harka’s surgery went well, and he will have physical therapy every week for three months. He no longer feels pain and can do more things by ...

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November 9, 2016

Harka is a 40-year-old man from Nepal who lives with his wife and three children. His family is entirely dependent on agriculture. When the going gets tough, Harka migrates to India to work as a laborer.

Recently, Harka fell from the porch of his house and fractured his right arm. Since the accident, Harka was in immense pain, and his hand was swollen. He needed help to eat or put on clothes. His family traveled six hours to seek treatment at our medical partner’s care center, Bayalpata Hospital.

On November 10, Harka underwent a fracture repair procedure. Now he needs help to fund this $195 procedure. He’ll also undergo physical therapy to help him regain full use of his arm. In time, his arm should heal fully.

Harka is a 40-year-old man from Nepal who lives with his wife and three children. His family is entirely dependent on agriculture. When the ...

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Harka's Timeline

  • November 9, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • November 10, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Harka 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.

  • January 5, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Harka's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 16, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Harka's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 16, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Harka's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 6 donors

Funded by 6 donors

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