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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
raised
$0
to go
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.

  • 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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Samuel

Samuel is a 21-year-old talkative young man. He is the second born in a family of five children. His father passed away when he was four years old, so his mother had to raise him and his siblings by herself. She does jobs on tea farms to provide for the family. When Samuel was two years old, his abdomen started to swell, which was very painful for him. His mother took him to the hospital and he was given some medication and sent back home. The medication did not work as expected. He was then taken to a different hospital for examination. He was given more medication and after some time he seemed to be better. The stomachache did not go away completely, however. Samuel and his mother shared that over the years, he has had stomachaches and gotten used to taking pain medication. In 2017 when Samuel was in high school, the pain worsened and his abdomen started to swell again. He had to leave school as a result. His mother took him to a hospital in Meru where he was admitted for three months. While in the hospital, scans and a biopsy were done to determine what the problem was. He was given a colostomy, where the end of the colon is brought through an opening in the abdominal wall, in order to pass stool. This surgery is often performed to bypass bowel malformations, but colostomies are usually temporary and may call for closure. In Samuel's case, his colostomy requires closure in order to restore bowel function and prevent future complications. At that time, his doctors did not manage to treat him and referred him to BethanyKids Hospital in 2018. On arrival, he was examined and admitted, as he was not in good condition. After more scans and tests, he was ultimately diagnosed with Hirschsprung’s disease. Since then, Samuel has undergone several surgeries with the aim of trying to better his condition. The first surgery failed, but the second was successful. He is now scheduled to undergo his last surgery to close the colostomy so that he can pass stool on his own again and live a more active life. Earlier in his treatment, Samuel's parents had enrolled in the national health insurance program (NHIF), which helped them pay for most of his hospital bills. BethanyKids also chipped in on occasion to help with some of the bills. Unfortunately, for his last surgery, NHIF has rejected the request since he is beyond the age to be covered by his mother’s insurance. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping him to undergo treatment and needs $1,084 to cover the cost of a colostomy closure for Samuel. The surgery is scheduled to take place on November 11th and, once completed, will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently. Samuel’s Mother says, “For years now, I have been very worried about my son, but God has seen us through.”

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