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Iman from Nepal raised $205 to heal his wrist fractures.

Iman
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  • $205 raised, $0 to go
$205
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$0
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Fully funded
Iman's treatment was fully funded on August 20, 2014.

Photo of Iman post-operation

February 12, 2015

Iman received casts for both of his wrists to help repair fractures after a recent fall.

We’re happy to report that Iman is well on his way to recovery and is able to carry out daily activities and go to school again!

“We would have needed to take a loan for his treatment if there was no funding for Iman,” says his father. “We are very happy to receive this care. I want to thank the donors for helping.”

We're happy to report that Iman is well on his way to recovery and is able to carry out daily activities and go to school again! "We woul...

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August 12, 2014

Meet Iman, an 11-year-old sixth grader from Nepal! “Iman stays with his parents, grandmother, three brothers and a sister. They own a small piece of land where they grow cereals and pulses during the farming seasons,” writes our medical partner, Possible. Iman likes to play football with his friends during breaks at school, and enjoys “English language classes the most because he can hear new stories.”

Iman recently tripped and fell on his outstretched arms, fracturing both of his wrists and leaving him swollen and in pain. Possible shares, “due to pain he cannot move his hands properly. Since both of his hands are now affected, he has to depend upon others even for simple tasks. He cannot go to school either.”

For only $205, Iman can get two casts to allow his forearms to heal from the fractures. This treatment will relieve Iman of his pain, allowing him to perform daily activities on his own and return to school. His doctors add, “there will be no deformities and he will be able to lead a normal active life in the future.” Let’s help Iman heal so he can back to learning and playing!

Meet Iman, an 11-year-old sixth grader from Nepal! "Iman stays with his parents, grandmother, three brothers and a sister. They own a small ...

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Iman's Timeline

  • August 12, 2014
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • August 12, 2014
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Iman 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.

  • August 20, 2014
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Iman's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 20, 2014
    FULLY FUNDED

    Iman's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 12, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Iman. Read the update.

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