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Prem from Nepal raised $205 so he can use his hand again.

Prem
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  • $205 raised, $0 to go
$205
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Prem's treatment was fully funded on September 8, 2014.

Photo of Prem post-operation

February 12, 2015

Prem received medical care and a cast to heal his broken arm.

“This is a wonderful health system,” says Prem. “I had heard that there are systems like these where even the poor get treatment. Now I see that you have made a similar system work here as well. Thank you all for your help.”

"This is a wonderful health system," says Prem. "I had heard that there are systems like these where even the poor get treatment. Now I see ...

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August 21, 2014

This is Prem, a 45-year-old gentleman from Nepal. Prem is a family man who works hard to take care of his many children.

Prem’s journey to Watsi began when he slipped on the way to a neighbors home. He injured his right hand and has had pain, swelling, and limited movement ever since. Prem is the sole breadwinner for his large family of seven. He is a
 mason by profession, and does daily construction work that constantly requires him to use his hands. His injury makes this very difficult and painful.

Prem says that his sole aim is to make sure his children get a good education, which depends on his ability to work and provide for them. For $205, Prem will receive a cast that will allow his hand to heal, and he will be able to work again to support his family.

This is Prem, a 45-year-old gentleman from Nepal. Prem is a family man who works hard to take care of his many children. Prem’s journey t...

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Prem's Timeline

  • August 21, 2014
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Prem was submitted by Bishal Belbase at Possible, our medical partner in Nepal.

  • August 22, 2014
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Prem received treatment. 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.

  • September 08, 2014
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Prem's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 08, 2014
    FULLY FUNDED

    Prem's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 12, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Prem. Read the update.

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Funded by 1 donor

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Dina

Dina is a student from Tanzania. She is the sixth born in a family of eight children. She is currently in form one at school and her best subjects are mathematic and biology. She wishes to be a nurse in future. Dina is a very social person and very hard working both at home and school. She helps her mother with home chores and looking after her siblings. Her parents are small-scale farmers of maize, beans, and vegetables. Due to financial challenges her parents have not been able to seek treatment for her. Dina was involved in a fire accident when she was two years old. This accident has left her with contracture on her elbow and her right hand fingers have been left deformed. Dina was playing with her sibling and friends close to their home while her parents were out in their farm. There was a tree stump which had been put on fire so that the land could be used for house construction. It had past all week and most people knew the fire was out, since the fire had burned the stump leaving a big hole that went down a meter. As Dina was playing around the stump she got pushed by a friend and went head first in the stump hole. In the process of try to support herself, she landed with her right hand while her legs were left up the stump. At the bottom of the stump there was still fire burning, leading to her hand being burnt. By the time the neighbors heard her and ran to her rescue, she had sustained severe burns on her right hand. She is still not able to use her hand freely and this is affecting her studies. Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Dina receive treatment. On September 30th, during her school break, surgeons at their care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery so Dina will be able to use her hand freely again. Now, she needs help to fund this $608 procedure. Dina says, “My wrist is now released and I can move it, now I need to have my fingers released too. Please help me have my fingers treated so that I can be able to fully use my hand.”

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49%funded
$298raised
$310to go

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