10-year-old Bharat lives with his parents and siblings in Nepal, where is in grade five at school. His family is entirely dependent on agriculture for their living, and the yield from the field keeps them going for about six months of the year.
Seven days ago, Bharat developed an abscess on his right inguinal region. A skin abscess is a localized collection of pus that generally develops in response to infection or to the presence of other foreign materials under the skin. It is typically painful, and it appears as a swollen area that is warm to the touch. Not only has it been extremely painful for Bharat, but it has caused abdominal pain as well.
Before he visited Watsi’s medical partner, Possible, he was taken to the health post in his village where he was advised to clean the wound with hot water and provided some painkiller medicines. Unfortunately, the wound did not heal. Instead, it became complicated and he finally decided to visit Possible.
Unable to tolerate his son’s pain any longer, his father took a day long walk to come to see his son in the hospital. To cure his abscess, Bharat will undergo incision and drainage procedure and will need to keep a hygienic dressing regularly. $157 will cover the cost of Bharat’s medical surgery and hospital stay.
“I wish Bharat gets well soon,” shares his father.