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Success! Keshar from Nepal raised $535 to get healthy.

Keshar
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  • $535 raised, $535 to go
$535
raised
$535
to go
Fully funded
Keshar's treatment was fully funded on November 19, 2012.

Keshar is a 2-year old boy from Nepal with a life-threatening hernia. Hernias are easily repaired by moving the area of tissue that moved out of place back to the space where it should be. However, it is absolutely essential that they are corrected early. Keshar’s doctors are worried that his hernia might become strangulated (stop receiving blood flow). This could result in dead tissue and potentially kill him.

Keshar’s father is a farmer. His mother works in the home. The family lives off of the food they grow on the farm and makes money by selling extra milk or crops. Neither of Keshar’s parents had the opportunity to go to school, but they are sending all four of their children to school. They believe that with an education, Keshar will get a good job and rise above the circumstances he was born into.

Keshar’s parents cannot afford the surgery he needs to repair his hernia. Let’s help them out and make sure their son has a shot at the bright future he deserves.

Keshar is a 2-year old boy from Nepal with a life-threatening hernia. Hernias are easily repaired by moving the area of tissue that moved ou...

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Keshar's Timeline

  • November 10, 2012
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Keshar's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 19, 2012
    FULLY FUNDED

    Keshar's treatment was fully funded.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING UPDATE

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Virginia

Virginia is a five-month-old baby girl living in rural Guatemala. She was born to a single mother who stays home to care for her. Unfortunately, Virginia's mother cannot produce breast milk, which has made it difficult for Virginia to receive the nourishment that she needs in her early months of life. Because of this, Virginia was recently diagnosed with malnutrition, a condition that occurs from consuming too little protein, calories, and nutrients. In the short term, malnutrition means Virginia has little energy to grow, and that her immune system is weak, leaving her vulnerable to diseases that could further compromise her growth. If left untreated, she may also face the long-term consequences of malnutrition, such as increased risk of chronic illness and a lowered IQ. Concerned for her well-being, her mother took Virginia to our medical partner, Wuqu' Kawoq, for treatment. Beginning June 13, Virginia will receive micronutrients, formula, and food supplementation, as well as regular growth monitoring. Community health workers will also teach her mother how to create a nutrient rich diet using limited resources. The $1,162 requested will cover all expenses of her continued treatment, allowing her to gain weight, strengthen her immune system, and catch up with other children her age. Virginia’s mother says, “I am scared because I do not have breast milk to give my daughter, and we are of scarce resources so I cannot afford to buy her much. I dream to see my daughter grow up well so that she can study and in the future become a teacher.”

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