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Pratik from Nepal raised $1,010 to get healthy.

Pratik
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  • $1,010 raised, $0 to go
$1,010
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Pratik's treatment was fully funded on January 25, 2013.

Photo of Pratik post-operation

Pratik received surgery to treat his undescended testicle and prevent infertility later in life.

The operation was a success! Pratik will be able to live a healthy, reproductive life because of your support. His risk of undetected abnormalities is also drastically reduced.

Pratik’s father told our medical partners, “We are very much thankful to Bayalpata Hospital for helping my son’s treatment. We were worried about this, but now we feel happy.”

The operation was a success! Pratik will be able to live a healthy, reproductive life because of your support. His risk of undetected abnorm...

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Pratik is a 1 ½-year-old boy with an undescended testicle, a common abnormality that if left untreated, could lead to infertility later in life.

Fortunately, Pratik can have surgery to correct his condition. His doctors believe that with surgery, “Pratik will be able to grow up as a healthy child.”

Pratik lives with his father, mother, and two sisters in a mountainous region of Nepal where the average per capita income is $1 per day. His parents earn their living farming. They work hard to support the family, but don’t make enough money to pay for Pratik’s medical treatment. Pratik’s parents hope that when he grows up, he will become a health worker and serve their community. They want him to get healthy so he can have a normal, happy life.

Pratik is a 1 ½-year-old boy with an undescended testicle, a common abnormality that if left untreated, could lead to infertility later in l...

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Pratik's Timeline

  • January 22, 2013
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Pratik's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 25, 2013
    FULLY FUNDED

    Pratik's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 12, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Pratik. Read the update.

Funded by 41 donors

Funded by 41 donors

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Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Virginia

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