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Success! Tapesh from Nepal raised $195 to fund fracture repair.

Tapesh
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  • $195 raised, $0 to go
$195
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Tapesh's treatment was fully funded on May 8, 2017.

Photo of Tapesh post-operation

March 7, 2017

Tapesh received successful fracture repair.

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

Tapesh’s uncle says, “I am very happy that Tapesh’s treatment was successful.”

His fractured bones were aligned correctly and secured. Doctors have suggested two weeks of bedrest while he recovers from the operation. Me...

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February 18, 2017

Tapesh is a nine-year-old student who lives with his grandparents. His parents live in India, and his father sends home money for Tapesh’s schooling. Tapesh enjoys listening to music and singing.

Tapesh was swinging on the branch of a tree when the branch snapped, and he fell to the ground and landed on his left hand. He has been in constant pain since then. He has difficulty writing in school, and he also cannot eat or dress on his own. Tapesh’s uncle took a three-hour jeep ride to bring him to our medical partner’s care center, Bayalpata Hospital.

On February 19, Tapesh will be fitted with a cast to align the bones in his wrist. Now, Tapesh needs assistance in funding this $195 treatment.

Tapesh is a nine-year-old student who lives with his grandparents. His parents live in India, and his father sends home money for Tapesh's s...

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Tapesh's Timeline

  • February 18, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Tapesh was submitted by Dharma Raj Kadayat, Crowdfunding Associate at Possible.

  • February 19, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Tapesh received treatment at Bayalpata Hospital in Nepal. 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.

  • February 21, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Tapesh's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 7, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Tapesh's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • May 8, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Tapesh's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 10 donors

Funded by 10 donors

Treatment
Advanced Ortho - Fracture I
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $195 for Tapesh'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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