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

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

Photo of Suvam post-operation

August 2, 2017

Suvam underwent fracture repair.

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

Suvam’s father says, “I am very glad to see Suvam’s successful treatment.”

His fractured bones were aligned correctly and secured. Doctors have suggested two weeks of bedrest while he recovers from the operation. Me...

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April 16, 2017

Suvam is a three-year-old boy from Nepal. He lives with his parents and siblings. His father works in India, while his mother looks after the children at home.

While coming down from a ladder, Suvam slipped and fell on the ground, injuring his right hand. His hand began to swell and caused him significant pain. It brings him to tears when others touch it, and it has made daily tasks—such as eating and dressing—quite difficult.

When his parents took him to the hospital, physicians diagnosed him with a fractured right hand. Our medical partner, Possible, is requesting $541 to help Suvam receive the proper treatment for his hand. He is set to have it casted on April 17.

Suvam is a three-year-old boy from Nepal. He lives with his parents and siblings. His father works in India, while his mother looks after th...

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Suvam's Timeline

  • April 16, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • April 17, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Suvam 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.

  • May 1, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Suvam's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 2, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Suvam's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • August 31, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Suvam's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 3 donors

Funded by 3 donors

Treatment
Advanced Ortho - Fracture II
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $541 for Suvam'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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Naw En

Naw En is a 31-year-old woman who lives with her husband, two sons and parents in a village in Karen State near the border of Burma and Thailand. Her husband and parents are subsistence farmers. Naw En is a village health worker, and her two sons are primary school students in the village. Although she earns around 100,000 kyat (approx. 100 USD) per month to support her family, she does whatever she can to only charge the villagers she treats for medications provided. Those who cannot afford to pay for the cost of medications are provided medication free of charge. Her family also raises chickens and pigs for their family to eat. The income Naw En earns is just enough to cover their daily expenses, but they have to borrow money to pay for anything else, like basic health care. Naw En learned she was pregnant last August 2021. She went to register her pregnancy at nearby Hlaingbwe Hospital, but the doctor told her to go to Hpa-An General Hospital when she told them that she had high blood pressure and previously needed a c-section delivery. When she went to Hpa-An General Hospital, a nurse told her to go to Taw Win Thu Ka Hospital because they were understaffed due to the coup and humanitarian crisis in their area. Finally, she then registered her pregnancy at Taw Win Thu Ka Hospital last November and received an ultrasound, blood test and urine test. The doctor gave her monthly follow-up appointments to check her high blood pressure and to check that her baby is in the right position. In January, Naw En learned that she will have a girl. “I was very happy to hear this as I already have two sons,” she said. Her doctor has now told her that she will need another c-section to ensure a safe delivery and unable to come up with the money needed, Naw En called her friend who works in Mae Sot to ask for help. Her friend told her about our medical partner Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF) and that she may be able to find assistance in accessing her treatment. Currently, Naw En is taking medication for high blood pressure and feels tired when she walks. She can feel her baby kicking. When her blood pressure is high, she feels dizzy. She feels stressed each time she has to travel to the hospital, as it is located four hours from her home and cost 60,000 kyat (approx. 60 USD) just for the round-trip transportation. She is also worried about the cost of her c-section and that they would have to borrow money if they cannot find donors. In the future, she will continue to work as a village health worker. In her free times, she loves to spend time with her two sons and play with them. Naw En said, “I was happy when BCMF staff told me that donors will help pay for my c-section. Thank you so much to the donors for reliving me of my worries.” She also added, “I am very happy and excited to have a baby girl!”

54% funded

54%funded
$726raised
$602to go

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