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Samir from Nepal raised $220 to drain the lesion on the back of his neck.

Samir
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  • $220 raised, $0 to go
$220
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$0
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Fully funded
Samir's treatment was fully funded on September 23, 2014.

Photo of Samir post-operation

February 12, 2015

Samir received treatment to remove a painful growth.

Samir’s mother says, “I learnt that the local remedies that we use at our homes may further complicate the case. This is good that we got the proper treatment near our homes. Thank you to all those who helped in the treatment of my son. May you achieve success.”

Samir's mother says, "I learnt that the local remedies that we use at our homes may further complicate the case. This is good that we got th...

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September 16, 2014

Say hello to baby Samir!

Samir is a one-year-old boy and the only child of his parents. He and his mother live in Nepal, while his father is living and working in India to provide for his family and for Samir’s future education.

“Samir developed a small raised lesion on the back of his neck which kept on increasing in size,” writes our medical partner, Possible. As the lesion grew it became more tender and filled with pus. Possible says, “Samir refuses to eat because of the pain. He cannot play or even sleep easily.”

For $220 dollars, we can help Possible provide treatment for Samir. “After incision and drainage of the lesion, Samir will be prescribed antibiotics and regular dressing will be done. This will allow him to eat and sleep comfortably,” says the team at Possible.

Let’s help Samir become a happy, healthy, pain-free baby!

Say hello to baby Samir! Samir is a one-year-old boy and the only child of his parents. He and his mother live in Nepal, while his father...

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Samir's Timeline

  • September 16, 2014
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • September 17, 2014
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Samir 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 22, 2014
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Samir's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 23, 2014
    FULLY FUNDED

    Samir's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 12, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Samir. Read the update.

Funded by 7 donors

Funded by 7 donors

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Ngoitumet

Ngoitumet is a 6-year-old boy and the last born in a family of three children. Despite his legs condition and his difficulty with walking, Ngoitumet is a friendly and jovial boy. If not for his health condition, he would be running around enjoying his playtime and be more involved in daily home activities. Ngoitmet’s father is elderly with no source of income. He was not able to bring Ngoitumet to the hospital and had to be helped by a neighbor. Ngoitumet's family depends on livestock keeping and the milk they get from their cattle to make ends meet. Ngoitumet was diagnosed with "windswept" knees, a condition that started when he was two years old when his father noticed his left leg was slightly curving outward. His father couldn’t take him to the hospital for treatment due to financial challenges, so his left leg kept worsening, and the right leg also began curving inward. This condition is typically caused by an excessive accumulation of fluoride in the bones, which often stems from contaminated drinking water. Due to his condition, Ngoitumet has not had a chance to join school yet. He is no longer able to take part in daily home activities, like grazing their father’s cattle. Ngoitumet undergoes a lot of pain when he walks over a long distance. Through their church and the outreach program at Plaster House, Ngoitumet's family was referred to seek treatment. He has been scheduled for surgery to help correct both of his legs. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $880 to fund corrective surgery for Ngoitumet. The procedure is scheduled to take place on April 20th. Treatment will hopefully restore Ngoitumet's mobility, allow him to participate in a variety of activities, and greatly decrease his risk of future complications. Ngoitumet’s neighbour shared, "Please help this boy as he is having a hard time standing and walking and his parents do not have money to seek treatment for him."

87% funded

87%funded
$773raised
$107to go

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