Aakash, a five-year-old boy from Nepal, was born with a hernia. “His parents tried to get it operated early on but they were advised to wait until he turned five,” shares our medical partner, Possible.
A inguinal hernia occurs when abdominal organs and tissue protrude through a hole in the abdominal cavity. Aakash’s hernia has caused a deformity, and Aakash faces pain when he has to walk long distances to school.
“Aakash is the youngest child in his family and is loved by all. He is in kindergarten and enjoys singing rhymes and reciting numbers and the alphabet,” states Possible. “His parents tend to the farm to make ends meet at home.”
Besides pain, Aakash’s mother worries his condition will make him unable to have children of his own in the future.
$491 will provide Aakash with a surgery to push the bulging tissue back in its proper place and will relieve him of the pain and discomfort associated with the condition. Successful treatment will allow Aakash to walk to school without experiencing pain and will prevent further complications in the future.