“It’s difficult for me to see my baby in so much pain. He has never had to go to the hospital before. I hope he is treated soon,” Laxman’s mother says of her six-year-old son.
Recently, Laxman was playing with his neighborhood friends when he fell and fractured his left leg. Our medical partner in Nepal, Possible, tells us, “He has been in a lot of pain since and has been taking medication to control it. The area of injury looks deformed and has swollen slightly. He also has high fever and has been vomiting too.”
Although Laxman’s father works in India to make enough money to support his family, his parents cannot afford the cost of his medical bills.
For $579, Laxman will undergo surgery to have the bones in his leg reset and pins installed so that they stay in place and heal properly. This operation will eliminate the pain that is causing the swelling and nausea and ensure that Laxman will once again be able to run around and play with his friends.