Bishal, a 12-year-old boy from Nepal, is in seventh grade and is a bright student. He enjoys reading Nepali stories, playing volleyball, and eating roti and curry.
A few months ago Bishal developed a hernia, a condition where part of the intestine bulges through the abdominal wall. According to our medical partner, Possible, Bishal initially didn’t notice it, but recently he has began to experience pain.
“He cannot walk or run long distances,” says his mother. “It also hurts when clothes rub against it or it is touched accidentally.”
Bishal’s family lives on a small farm. His mother tends to the farm while his father works in India to support the family. Bishal’s job is to look after and collect fodder for the cattle.
If left untreated, hernias not only cause pain but can become strangulated. $491 will fund Bishal’s surgery to reposition his intestine behind the abdominal wall. “Having the surgery will not only prevent Bishal’s hernia strangulation but it will also relieve his discomfort,” shares Possible.
“I hope Bishal’s condition will not cause any complications in future. I wish for his treatment to be successful,” said his mother.