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Success! Nimul from Cambodia raised $430 to fix a bone fracture.

Nimul
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  • $430 raised, $0 to go
$430
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Nimul's treatment was fully funded on January 25, 2020.

Photo of Nimul post-operation

December 3, 2019

Nimul to fix a bone fracture.

Nimul’s surgery went well and she’s been working with the physiotherapy team to improve the mobility and function in her leg. Surgery will allow Nimul to greatly improve her quality of life and allow her to walk and work without pain.

Nimul said, “I am so glad that I am able to walk again and I can flex my knee and leg completely.”

Nimul's surgery went well and she's been working with the physiotherapy team to improve the mobility and function in her leg. Surgery will a...

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November 20, 2019

Nimul is a 39-year-old seamstress from Cambodia. She has one daughter, and enjoys watching television, cooking for her family, and going on walks around the village with her daughter.

In July 2019, Nimul was in a motorcycle accident and fractured her right knee. She cannot flex her leg all the way, and has pain and difficulty walking.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, can help. On November 21, Nimul will undergo a fracture repair procedure, which will cost $430. Treatment will allow the fracture to heal and help her walk comfortably again.

Nimul said, “I hope that after my surgery, I will not have any pain and I will be able to walk and bend my knee again.”

Nimul is a 39-year-old seamstress from Cambodia. She has one daughter, and enjoys watching television, cooking for her family, and going on ...

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Nimul's Timeline

  • November 20, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Nimul was submitted by Lindsay Bownik, Stakeholder Relations Officer at Children's Surgical Centre, our medical partner in Cambodia.

  • November 21, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Nimul received treatment at Kien Khleang National Rehabilitation Centre. 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.

  • November 27, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Nimul's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 03, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Nimul's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • January 25, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Nimul's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 3 donors

Funded by 3 donors

Treatment
ORIF / External Fixation / Fracture
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $430 for Nimul's treatment
Hospital Fees
$65
Medical Staff
$277
Medication
$0
Supplies
$80
Labs
$3
Radiology
$5
  • Symptoms
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Cultural or regional significance

​What kinds of symptoms do patients experience before receiving treatment?

Patients in need of open reduction internal fixation (ORIF) surgeries experience painful fractures or recurrent dislocations. Usually, these injuries result from traffic accidents or other trauma injuries.

​What is the impact on patients’ lives of living with these conditions?

Living with an abnormal or deformed bone limits function and can interfere with daily activities. It is also extremely painful.

What cultural or regional factors affect the treatment of these conditions?

Due to lack of helmet usage and weak enforcement of traffic laws, there is a high rate of traffic accidents in Cambodia. This causes many of the fractures and bone dislocations our medical partner sees.

  • Process
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Risks and side-effects
  • Accessibility
  • Alternatives

What does the treatment process look like?

The deformed or abnormal bone is broken and correctly aligned, and any fragments are fixed. Following the realignment of the bone, metal plates, pins, rods, wires, or screws are attached to the bone for stabilization as the internal fixation.

What is the impact of this treatment on the patient’s life?

Patients will experience restored function and mobility and reduced pain. Patients regain independence and return to work, school, and family life.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

Complications from this surgery are rare but include infection, nerve damage, blood clots, and tissue irritation from the hardware.

How accessible is treatment in the area? What is the typical journey like for a patient to receive care?

Rural Cambodians often self-medicate or seek treatment from traditional healers because they cannot afford hospital treatment. Many patients are referred to CSC by word of mouth.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

There is no alternative care for this treatment.

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Shadrack

Shadrack is a three year old boy from Tanzania and the second-born child in a family of three children. He is a friendly and playful boy who is happy and smiling most of the time. Shadrack was born with deformed legs, the right leg had been affected at the foot missing all the toes and is bent inward while the left was missing the lower part from below his knee. This condition has made it difficult and painful for Shadrack to walk, he mostly moves using his knees which has caused him to have wounds most of the time. Shadrack received surgery in November 2019 so he will be able to use prosthetics on the amputated leg to walk. He now needs treatment for his right leg and club foot. This treatment will enable Shadrack to walk better using both his legs and he will not be subjected to stigma as he is growing up. Shadrack’s mother heard about our Watsi partner from an outreach team that visited their village and Shadrack’s mother brought him for help. Shadrack’s mother is a small scale farmer who strives to provide for Shadrack and his siblings on her own since her husband abandoned her after the birth of their last born. She is not able to afford Shadrack’s surgery, she needs help. Fortunately, Shadrack traveled to visit our medical partner's care center, Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre. There, surgeons will perform clubfoot repair surgery on January 3rd. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $890 to fund Shadrack's clubfoot repair. After treatment, he will be able to walk more easily. Shadrack’s mother says, “Please help my son so that he is able to walk without difficulty.”

63% funded

63%funded
$567raised
$323to go

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