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Success! Dhana from Nepal raised $541 to fund fracture repair.

Dhana
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  • $541 raised, $0 to go
$541
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Dhana's treatment was fully funded on August 31, 2017.

Photo of Dhana post-operation

August 2, 2017

Dhana underwent fracture repair.

Her fractured bones were aligned correctly and secured. Doctors have suggested two weeks of bedrest while she recovers from the operation. Medication will help her control post-surgery pain.

Dhana says, “I am so happy that my treatment is successful I am feeling better.”

Her fractured bones were aligned correctly and secured. Doctors have suggested two weeks of bedrest while she recovers from the operation. M...

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April 27, 2017

Dhana is a 17-year-old woman who lives with her parents and siblings in Nepal. She studies in the eighth grade. Her entire family is dependent on agriculture. When the going gets tough, her father goes to India to work as a laborer and returns when he saves just enough.

Dhana was walking on her way from her house to the field. Suddenly, there was a heavy storm, and the branch of a tree broke and fell on her, fracturing her right thigh. Since then, it has been hurting. She traveled for nine hours to reach our medical partner’s care center, Bayalpata Hospital.

On April 28, Dhana will undergo surgery to mend the fracture. Now, she and her family need assistance in paying for her $541 treatment.

“I wish my treatment happens soon to get relieved from pain,” shares Dhana.

Dhana is a 17-year-old woman who lives with her parents and siblings in Nepal. She studies in the eighth grade. Her entire family is depende...

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Dhana's Timeline

  • April 27, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Dhana was submitted by Dharma Raj Kadayat, Crowdfunding Associate at Possible, our medical partner in Nepal.

  • April 28, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Dhana received treatment at Bayalpata Hospital. 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.

  • June 13, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Dhana's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 02, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Dhana's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • August 31, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Dhana's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 2 donors

Funded by 2 donors

Treatment
Advanced Ortho - Fracture II
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $541 for Dhana'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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Peter is a young boy from Kenya. Peter was diagnosed with left undescended testis in mid-2018. This is a condition where the testis cannot be felt in the scrotal sac as expected in a baby boy soon after birth. For a year now, Peter has been under her grandmother’s care. He recently began complaining of abdominal pains. Painkillers could barely ease the pain. From the nearest local clinic, ultrasound scanning revealed that Peter has a left undescended testis. The funds needed were, however, way beyond what Peter’s grandmother could raise. She resigned to fate until recently when a friend told them about the SAFE program at Kijabe hospital. Upon review in our facility, surgery was advised. If not treated, Peter is at risk of developing testicular cancer and/or inguinal hernia and potentially a testicular torsion. Peter is the third born of four children. He lives with his widowed maternal grandmother and siblings in a two-room house in Central Kenya. His parents abandoned him and his siblings and do not offer any assistance whatsoever. Peter’s grandmother has three grown children and does subsistence farming to provide just enough for her grandchildren and herself. Peter is in class one and aspires to be a pilot in future. His favorite subject is mathematics. His grandmother is appealing for help to see him get treated. Peter will be receiving assistance from our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF). Fortunately, he is scheduled to undergo corrective surgery on September 27th. AMHF is requesting $535 to cover the total cost of his procedure and care. “I want to be a pilot when I grow up,” says Peter

47% funded

47%funded
$255raised
$280to go

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