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Success! Riwaj from Nepal raised $195 to fund fracture repair.

Riwaj
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  • $195 raised, $0 to go
$195
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Riwaj's treatment was fully funded on November 9, 2017.

Photo of Riwaj post-operation

March 2, 2017

Riwaj underwent fracture repair.

His fractured bones were aligned correctly and secured. Doctors have suggested two weeks of bedrest while Riwaj recovers from the operation. Medication will help him control post-surgery pain.

Riwaj’s mother says, “I am so happy that Riwaj is feeling better.”

His fractured bones were aligned correctly and secured. Doctors have suggested two weeks of bedrest while Riwaj recovers from the operation....

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November 27, 2016

Riwaj is a nine-year-old boy in third grade. He lives with his parents and siblings, while his father works in India to support the family.

One day, Riwaj was walking down the stairs when he slipped and injured his left wrist. His hand swelled considerably, and it has continued to cause him pain. He cannot attend school, and he needs help with his everyday activities, including eating and bathing.

Riwaj and his mother walked for two hours to reach Watsi’s medical partner, Possible, at their local care center, Bayalpata Hospital. On November 28, surgeons performed a closed fracture surgery, repositioning the wrist bone fragments and placing the left wrist in a cast. This procedure will allow the fracture to heal slowly and properly.

Now, Riwaj’s family needs help to fund this $195 procedure.

Riwaj is a nine-year-old boy in third grade. He lives with his parents and siblings, while his father works in India to support the family. ...

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Riwaj's Timeline

  • November 27, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Riwaj was submitted by Dharma Raj Kadayat, Crowdfunding Associate at Possible, our medical partner in Nepal.

  • November 28, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Riwaj received treatment at Bayalpata Hospital. 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.

  • December 05, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Riwaj's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 02, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Riwaj's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • November 09, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Riwaj's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 2 donors

Funded by 2 donors

Treatment
Advanced Ortho - Fracture I
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $195 for Riwaj's treatment
Hospital Fees
$50
Medical Staff
$10
Medication
$5
Supplies
$42
Travel
$14
Labs
$20
Other
$54
  • Symptoms
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Cultural or regional significance

​What kinds of symptoms do patients experience before receiving treatment?

Symptoms include pain, swelling, disfigurement, and loss of limb function.

​What is the impact on patients’ lives of living with these conditions?

Children cannot write, bathe, play, or attend school. Mothers cannot work in the field or look after their children and homes. Fathers cannot work.

What cultural or regional factors affect the treatment of these conditions?

Our medical partner, Possible, manages healthcare in Achham, a district in Nepal characterized by rugged hills. People often fracture their hands and legs while walking through the steep slopes. In addition, many people make a living by farming or cattle rearing. They may be injured while cutting fodder for their animals or picking fruits from the trees. When parents are working and young children are left on their own, those children may hurt themselves. Finally, visibility is low at night, so people may fall and sustain fractures.

  • Process
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Risks and side-effects
  • Accessibility
  • Alternatives

What does the treatment process look like?

After an injury, a patient generally takes two to eight hours to travel to Bayalpata Hospital. The patient is seen first at the emergency department. From there, the patient is sent to the procedure room, where doctors perform a fracture reduction if necessary and apply a Plaster of Paris cast. The patient is observed for four hours and discharged.

What is the impact of this treatment on the patient’s life?

The patient is relieved of pain. In the short term, the patient will experience limited mobility due to the cast. This treatment eliminates the patient's risk of complications from the fracture.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

There is always a risk that the bones do not align properly.

How accessible is treatment in the area? What is the typical journey like for a patient to receive care?

Before they reach the hospital, patients often do not receive proper care or first aid. Patients who have to travel longer distances will visit a government health facility before the journey to receive first aid, splints, or slings.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

There are not many alternatives to this treatment.

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