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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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Agnes

Agnes, a mother of eight children, arrived in our Watsi reps' office looking frail, drained, and in deep thought. She had given up getting medical attention and had requested her children to take her home before we intervened. She is mourning her husband who recently succumbed to cancer. Furthermore, doctors recently discovered she has a high-grade stromal tumor and requires surgery to remove the ovarian mass, which has been causing her severe discomfort. She shared her story with us: during the first week of May 2020, Agnes started feeling a sharp pain in the lower part of her stomach. She thought they were just normal pains and therefore got pain medication from a nearby chemist. Days later, her pains continued to increase, this time accompanied by bleeding. Alarmed she visited the nearest health centre where she was referred to Kijabe Hospital for further review. Several tests were conducted when she visited the facility and doctors discovered that she has symptomatic uterine fibroids. She underwent surgery but later doctors discovered that she has a mass in her ovaries that requires excursion. Despite having approval from the National Health Insurance program, the amount is not enough to cover the cost of surgery and she needs financial assistance. Agnes was widowed barely a month ago after her husband's long battle to cancer. The cost of taking care of her husband has depleted the limited family resources they had. Equally, she has also been sick and had several trips that made her close the little shop they were running from their home. She has no source of income after they closed down their shop. Her kids don’t yet have a stable source of income, and with what they do have, they have been instrumental in paying for her husband’s medical bills and cost of the funeral. Agnes shared, “I recently buried my husband as a result of cancer. I have been ailing and in a lot of pain. I had to close my small shop and therefore have no source of income. I am unable to afford this much-needed surgery and request for assistance.”

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$311raised
$305to go

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