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Asmita from Nepal raised $195 to fund fracture repair.

Asmita
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  • $195 raised, $0 to go
$195
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Asmita's treatment was fully funded on November 7, 2017.

Photo of Asmita post-operation

April 10, 2017

Asmita received fracture repair.

Her fractured bones were aligned correctly and secured. Doctors have suggested two weeks of bedrest while she recovers from the operation. Medication will help her control post-surgery pain.

Asmita’s uncle says, “I am very glad that Asmita’s treatment is successful.”

Her fractured bones were aligned correctly and secured. Doctors have suggested two weeks of bedrest while she recovers from the operation. M...

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April 6, 2017

Asmita is a 12-year-old student from Nepal who lives with her parents and siblings. Her parents work on a farm for a living. To make ends meet, her father seasonally migrates to India to work as a laborer.

While walking down a steep hill, Asmita slipped and injured her left elbow. The hand swelled considerably and is now very painful. She has been missing school and needs help with basic tasks, such as eating and bathing. Her uncle decided to bring her to our medical partner’s care center, Bayalpata Hospital.

Our medical partner, Possible, is requesting $195 to fund fracture repair treatment. The procedure is scheduled for April 7.

Asmita’s uncle says, “I wish Asmita’s treatment is successful.”

Asmita is a 12-year-old student from Nepal who lives with her parents and siblings. Her parents work on a farm for a living. To make ends me...

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Asmita's Timeline

  • April 6, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Asmita was submitted by Dharma Raj Kadayat, Crowdfunding Associate at Possible, our medical partner in Nepal.

  • April 07, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Asmita received treatment at Bayalpata Hospital. Medical partners often provide care to patients accepted by Watsi before those patients are fully funded, operating under the guarantee that the cost of care will be paid for by donors.

  • April 10, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Asmita's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 10, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Asmita. Read the update.

  • November 07, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Asmita's treatment was fully funded.

Treatment
Advanced Ortho - Fracture I
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $195 for Asmita's treatment
Hospital Fees
$50
Medical Staff
$10
Medication
$5
Supplies
$42
Travel
$14
Labs
$20
Other
$54
  • Symptoms
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Cultural or regional significance

​What kinds of symptoms do patients experience before receiving treatment?

Symptoms include pain, swelling, disfigurement, and loss of limb function.

​What is the impact on patients’ lives of living with these conditions?

Children cannot write, bathe, play, or attend school. Mothers cannot work in the field or look after their children and homes. Fathers cannot work.

What cultural or regional factors affect the treatment of these conditions?

Our medical partner, Possible, manages healthcare in Achham, a district in Nepal characterized by rugged hills. People often fracture their hands and legs while walking through the steep slopes. In addition, many people make a living by farming or cattle rearing. They may be injured while cutting fodder for their animals or picking fruits from the trees. When parents are working and young children are left on their own, those children may hurt themselves. Finally, visibility is low at night, so people may fall and sustain fractures.

  • Process
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Risks and side-effects
  • Accessibility
  • Alternatives

What does the treatment process look like?

After an injury, a patient generally takes two to eight hours to travel to Bayalpata Hospital. The patient is seen first at the emergency department. From there, the patient is sent to the procedure room, where doctors perform a fracture reduction if necessary and apply a Plaster of Paris cast. The patient is observed for four hours and discharged.

What is the impact of this treatment on the patient’s life?

The patient is relieved of pain. In the short term, the patient will experience limited mobility due to the cast. This treatment eliminates the patient's risk of complications from the fracture.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

There is always a risk that the bones do not align properly.

How accessible is treatment in the area? What is the typical journey like for a patient to receive care?

Before they reach the hospital, patients often do not receive proper care or first aid. Patients who have to travel longer distances will visit a government health facility before the journey to receive first aid, splints, or slings.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

There are not many alternatives to this treatment.

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$872raised
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