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Success! Janak from Nepal raised $195 to use his hand again.

  • $195 raised, $0 to go
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Fully funded
Janak's treatment was fully funded on November 8, 2016.

Photo of Janak post-operation

November 14, 2016

Janak successfully received surgery for his broken hand.

Janak is doing great! His fractured bones were realigned correctly and secured in their right place. Post-surgery, Janak is at home with his family resting. After a few weeks of resting, he’ll start physiotherapy to regain mobility, and will have to be careful and limit his mobility as he continues to heal. In time, he will be able to play and sleep with ease and will be able to go back to school. He will have no residual deformities.

“We were so worried about him that if we had to take him out of the district for his further treatment,” shares Janak’s father. “We are thankful.”

Janak is doing great! His fractured bones were realigned correctly and secured in their right place. Post-surgery, Janak is at home with his...

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September 20, 2016

Janak is a five-year-old boy in first grade from Nepal. He lives with his parents and siblings. His father works in the factory and his mother works on a farm to make their living. The yield from the field keeps them going for about six months of the year.

Janak fell and fractured hi right hand while playing with friends. Janak has been hurting since he fell, and his hand has swollen considerably. Janak needs help with his everyday work like eating and getting dressed. He was taken to the health post near his village but was referred to Bayalpata hospital for treatment.

For $195, Janak will receive the fracture treatment he needs to use his hand again.

Janak’s father says, “I would really thankful to the doctors if Janak’s treatment happens soon.”

Janak is a five-year-old boy in first grade from Nepal. He lives with his parents and siblings. His father works in the factory and his moth...

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Janak's Timeline

  • September 20, 2016

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

  • September 21, 2016

    Janak 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.

  • October 13, 2016

    Janak's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 8, 2016

    Janak's treatment was fully funded.

  • November 14, 2016

    Janak's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 10 donors

Funded by 10 donors

Advanced Ortho - Fracture I
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $195 for Janak's treatment
Hospital Fees
Medical Staff
  • 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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A cheerful grandmother from Kenya, Susan is blessed with eight children. One of her sons died while he was still young, and the others got married moved away. She is a widow, and lives with her grandson who goes to a nearby primary school. Susana's children, like her, did not go beyond the primary level of their education. She lives in a semi-arid area of the county where they plant millet and sorghum as their main socio-economic activity. The area is affected by insecurity issues and bandits have affected their way of doing things. She took a long time to come to seek medical attention since her home area was not safe at that time. Susana recently fell while carrying firewood and sustained an injury to her left humerus. Susana came into the hospital with her arm splinted in the company of her daughter hoping to find the help she needs to return her normal life. Susana had an X-ray that showed that she had a fracture of the proximal humerus. The splint was removed during the examination, as she had developed a cast sore that got infected. It was thoroughly cleaned and dressed, and she was discharged home with antibiotics. Currently, Susana cannot lift or move her hand due to pain. The fracture is more than a month old and so she needs a complex procedure in order to align her broken bone, allowing her to heal quickly. Her economic status is challenging and she cannot afford to pay for her procedure. She is appealing for help from all well-wishers reading her story. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On February 21st, Susana will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. The treatment will help Susana to do activities by herself. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,145 to fund this procedure. Susana says, "It’s really hard to depend on people in activities such as bathing. I am so disturbed when I see my children leave their houses for my sake. Kindly help me so that I may be able to depend on myself and for them to be able to work and provide for their families.”

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