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Success! Nilesh from Nepal raised $290 to get healthy.

Nilesh
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  • $290 raised, $0 to go
$290
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Nilesh's treatment was fully funded on August 23, 2012.

Nilesh is a 14-month-old boy who was born with a diaphragmatic hernia, an opening in the diaphragm that allows the intestines to move up into the chest cavity and crowd the lungs. Because of his condition, Nilesh can hardly breathe. He also has difficulty eating, making audible sounds, and regulating his own body temperature because EVERYTHING is harder when your lungs are being squished by your intestines.

We need to raise $290 so Nilesh can have surgery to move his intestines away from his lungs and down to his abdomen where they belong. Without surgery, Nilesh will never grow normally. He will suffer severe respiratory and gastrointestinal problems for the rest of, what will likely be, a short life.

Nilesh is a playful little guy who loves to scoot and crawl. He has not yet taken his first steps because his condition has left him too weak to stand on his feet.

As Sally (our team Doctor) puts it, “this is a RIDICULOUSLY inexpensive procedure that will greatly benefit the child and enable him to live a lot longer.”

Let’s get Nilesh the surgery he needs to breathe!

Nilesh is a 14-month-old boy who was born with a diaphragmatic hernia, an opening in the diaphragm that allows the intestines to move up int...

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Nilesh's Timeline

  • August 22, 2012
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Nilesh's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 23, 2012
    FULLY FUNDED

    Nilesh's treatment was fully funded.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Nilesh's treatment update from Possible.

Funded by 11 donors

Funded by 11 donors

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