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Chandra from Nepal raised $579 to treat his fractured hand.

Chandra
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  • $579 raised, $0 to go
$579
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Chandra's treatment was fully funded on May 2, 2016.
November 9, 2016

Chandra did not receive treatment as expected.

Unfortunately, Chandra did not return to our medical partner for his scheduled treatment. Should he return in the future, he will be re-eligible for Watsi funding.

Unfortunately, Chandra did not return to our medical partner for his scheduled treatment. Should he return in the future, he will be re-elig...

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April 25, 2016

Chandra is an eight-year-old boy from Nepal and a patient with our medical partner, Possible. “Two years ago, Chandra’s father abandoned his family and settled in India. Soon after, his mother left him behind with her relatives and decided to start her life afresh,” explains Possible. Chandra’s grandmother and aunt now take care of him.

Chandra, a fourth grade boy, loves to play outdoors. Unfortunately, one day when he was somersaulting, he broke his hand. There was no one home who could take him to the hospital, and he had to wait two weeks before he was able to visit Possible.

Due to his circumstances, Chandra needs our financial support. For $579, we can fund treatment that will heal Chandra’s fracture. The cost of the treatment includes medicine, anesthetics, the surgery, as well as follow-up treatment from community health workers. After about a month, Chandra will be able to resume his daily activities.

Chandra’s aunt shared: “This child has been through so much, yet he continues to smile. I love that about him.”

Chandra is an eight-year-old boy from Nepal and a patient with our medical partner, Possible. “Two years ago, Chandra's father abandoned his...

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Chandra's Timeline

  • April 25, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Chandra was submitted by Subeksha Poudel, Crowdfunding Associate at Possible, our medical partner in Nepal.

  • April 25, 2016
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Chandra was scheduled to receive 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.

  • May 02, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Chandra's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 09, 2016
    FUNDING ENDED

    Chandra is no longer raising funds.

  • November 09, 2016
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Chandra's treatment did not happen. Read the update.

Funded by 26 donors

Funded by 26 donors

Treatment
Advanced Ortho - Fracture II
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
  • Symptoms
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Cultural or regional significance

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

Patients have open wounds with protruding bones. The injured area will be tender and swollen.

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

Patients are in a lot of pain. They cannot stand or walk properly. They cannot go to school, perform daily household activities, or help their families. In some cases, patients experience severe blood loss, leading to hypovolemic shock, which can be fatal.

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

Fractures are common around the world. However, due to the inaccessibility and expense of healthcare, treatment can be more complex in Nepal because patients often wait a long time before seeking care.

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

What does the treatment process look like?

The patient undergoes a surgery to align the bone, secure it with plates or pins, and close the wound.

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

The patient will rest for a few months and then will do physiotherapy to regain mobility. After one to two months, the patient can slowly return to his or her normal, daily activities.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

The risk of nonunion is higher for more severe fractures. The patient will also face a poorer prognosis if he or she delays before seeking treatment.

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 treatment.

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