“Tilak is 11 years old and a happy kid in grade six. He likes to study hard in school and play with his friends from the neighborhood whenever he can,” shares our medical partner, Possible.
Tilak lives with his family in Nepal. When he was younger, his father took him to eastern India to treat an infection. The doctor diagnosed Tilak with a hernia, a condition where internal organs protrude through a weak spot or tear in the cavity where it normally resides. However, Tilak’s family could not afford the cost of the surgery he needed, so he remained untreated.
For $491, we can fund a hernia repair operation for Tilak. The cost includes a hospital stay and post-operative care.
“After the operation and recovery, Tilak will not have to worry about the hernia growing larger and eventually irreversible,” Possible says.