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Success! Kamal from Nepal raised $195 to fund fracture repair treatment.

Kamal
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  • $195 raised, $0 to go
$195
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Kamal's treatment was fully funded on November 7, 2017.

Photo of Kamal post-operation

August 29, 2017

Kamal underwent fracture repair treatment.

Kamal’s fractured bones were aligned correctly and secured. Post-surgery, Kamal will experience some pain but it will be under control with medication. Dharma will be in bed rest for at least two weeks. He will have to do physiotherapy exercise to regain mobility.

Kamal’s mother says, “Thanks to all donors and staff at Possible for the help.”

Kamal's fractured bones were aligned correctly and secured. Post-surgery, Kamal will experience some pain but it will be under control with ...

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March 27, 2017

Kamal is an eight-year-old boy from Nepal who lives with his parents and siblings. Kamal’s parents raise livestock and plant crops for a living. They rely on the yield from their field for five months of the year. They support themselves by selling goats for the rest of the year.

One day, as Kamal was climbing a wall with his friends, he fell and fractured his left elbow. The injury became very painful, so Kamal could no longer carry out his daily activities. He needs help eating and dressing.

To seek treatment, Kamal and his mother traveled for eight hours to reach our medical partner’s hospital. There, he will receive fracture repair treatment on March 28. The family needs help to pay for this $195 care.

“I hope his arm will recover fully soon,” says Kamal’s mother.

Kamal is an eight-year-old boy from Nepal who lives with his parents and siblings. Kamal's parents raise livestock and plant crops for a liv...

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Kamal's Timeline

  • March 27, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • March 28, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Kamal 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.

  • March 29, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Kamal's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 29, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Kamal's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • November 7, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Kamal's treatment was fully funded.

Treatment
Advanced Ortho - Fracture I
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $195 for Kamal's treatment
Hospital Fees
$50
Medical Staff
$10
Medication
$5
Supplies
$42
Travel
$14
Labs
$20
Other
$54
  • 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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Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Bo

Bo is an eighth grader who lives in the school dormitory during the school year. During his free time, he likes to play the guitar, cook, and garden. He recently had his arm is amputated to help treat his bone cancer condition, so he is no longer able to play guitar anymore. His parents and his siblings live on the Thai-Burma border. His brother and his mother are day labourers while his father is retired. In May 2021, Bo began to experience pain in the top of his left forearm, close to his shoulder. In June 2021, the top of his left forearm began to swell until it spread towards his shoulder. The swelling grew very large, encompassing his left shoulder and upper forearm. Bo was in a lot of pain and could not use his left arm. Doctors diagnosed him with bone cancer and amputated his left arm to help stop his cancer from spreading further. He has also undergone chemo treatment after his amputation and now his doctor wants to do an MRI to assess his prognosis and plan for any further treatment that may be needed to protect his health. An MRI is an imaging procedure that uses magnetic fields and radio waves to produce images of bodily organs. This scan will hopefully help doctors diagnose his condition and formulate an appropriate treatment plan. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $814 to cover the cost of Bo's MRI and care, scheduled for March 11th. Bo said, "Since I finished my surgery and finished chemo injection, I am able to continue my studies without any pain. I hope that I will be able to continue my studies until I gradate from school."

54% funded

54%funded
$445raised
$369to go