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Success! Laxman from Nepal raised $380 to fund a hydrocele repair.

Laxman
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$380
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Fully funded
Laxman's treatment was fully funded on August 31, 2017.

Photo of Laxman post-operation

April 14, 2017

Laxman underwent a hydrocele repair.

Laxman received successful hydrocele repair surgery. After full recovery, Laxman will no longer feel uncomfortable, especially when working and walking. He has been discharged and was sent home in good health.

Laxman says, “I feel like it is my new life. I am really thankful to the staff and the donors for helping me with this treatment.”

Laxman received successful hydrocele repair surgery. After full recovery, Laxman will no longer feel uncomfortable, especially when working ...

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March 26, 2017

“I hope my treatment will happen soon,” Laxman shares.

A native of Nepal, 44-year-old Laxman works hard to support his wife and children through farming. However, this work has been especially difficult for him lately.

About five years ago, Laxman developed a small swelling in his scrotum. The swelling, also known as a hydrocele, is caused by an accumulation of excess fluid in the membrane of his testis. Since he first discovered the hydrocele, its size has increased, and it now causes him pain periodically. These days, he even has trouble working and walking.

When Laxman attempted to treat himself using local herbs, the hydrocele only grew larger. Finally, Laxman took the hour-long jeep ride to Bayalpata Hospital, our medical partner’s care center. Doctors there have urged him to receive hydrocele repair surgery, a procedure wherein a small incision is made in the scrotum and the excess fluid is drained.

Laxman is scheduled to undergo this operation on March 27. Although he cannot afford the procedure on his own, we can help for $380. This sum will pay for Laxman’s procedure, as well as the lab tests, medications, and three-day hospital stay he’ll need.

Let’s help Laxman return to a pain-free daily life.

"I hope my treatment will happen soon,” Laxman shares. A native of Nepal, 44-year-old Laxman works hard to support his wife and children ...

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Laxman's Timeline

  • March 26, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • March 27, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Laxman 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.

  • April 07, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Laxman's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 14, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Laxman's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • August 31, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Laxman's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 3 donors

Funded by 3 donors

Treatment
Hydrocele Repair
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $385 for Laxman's treatment
Subsidies fund $5 and Watsi raises the remaining $380
Hospital Fees
$129
Medical Staff
$24
Medication
$83
Supplies
$2
Travel
$14
Labs
$64
Radiology
$4
Other
$65

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$1,002raised
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Aung

Aung is a 15-year-old novice monk from Burma. He stays in the monastery in his village of Hpa-An. His parents own a piece of land where his father and oldest brother grow vegetables and fruits to sell. His family also grows vegetables for their own consumption. Two months ago, Aung developed headaches, and his head increased in size, especially the right side of his head. At that time, his father bought medication from the pharmacy to reduce his headaches. He took it for two days but did not feel better. Later on, his father took him to Hpa-An Hospital where he received a blood test and an x-ray. The doctor told his father to take him to Yangon but his father instead brought him to Mae Tao Clinic (MTC) in Mae Sot, Thailand. On February 25th, Aung arrived at MTC and he was referred to Watsi Medical Partner's Mae Sot Hospital the next day. At MSH, the doctor has recommended a CT scan and also told Aung's father that Aung needs to replace the shunt he received in his head in 2016 that has helped treat his hydrocephalus condition; unfortunately, the shunt is now blocked. The family is hopeful that Watsi supporters may be able to support a shunt procedure as well. Currently, Aung suffers from headaches and the area where he had the shunt inserted into his head is slowly increasing in size. The area of his head that has increased in size is sensitive and he is not able to sleep on his right side. Doctors want Aung to undergo a CT scan, a procedure in which x-ray images taken from several angles are combined to produce cross-sectional images of the body. This scan will hopefully help doctors further diagnose his condition and formulate an appropriate treatment plan. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $414 to cover the cost of Aung's CT scan and care, scheduled for February 27th. Aung said, "When I lie down and sleep, I can sleep only on one side because the growth hurts if I lay on it." He is hoping to feel better with treatment.

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