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.