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Urmila from Nepal raised $579 to fix her broken arm.

Urmila
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Urmila's treatment was fully funded on August 3, 2015.

Photo of Urmila post-operation

August 10, 2015

Urmila received surgery to fix her broken arm.

Doctors performed an open reduction and internal fixation surgery on Urmila’s supracondylar humerus fracture, opening the area around the bone and realigning the broken ends with metal hardware.

According to our medical partner, Possible, “Urmila will be able to move her hands freely in a few weeks without any pain. She is looking forward to getting back to school and doing her assignments. Once she is fully recovered, she can also help her family with small chores of the house.”

“I thought she would not be able to move her arm for the rest of her life. I am so relieved now. Your team is our savior. Thanks to you and the donors for helping with her treatment. I will always be praying for you all,” Urmila’s father shares.

Doctors performed an open reduction and internal fixation surgery on Urmila's supracondylar humerus fracture, opening the area around the bo...

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July 23, 2015

“Urmila studies in grade 5 and loves to study math and science. She wishes to be a nurse when she grows up,” shares our medical partner, Possible.

Urmila is an 11-year-old girl from Nepal. Possible explains, “Urmila had gone to the jungle to take her cattle for grazing when she tripped, fell and broke her left arm.” Since then she has been unable to go to school or help her family with the cattle. Urmila’s broken arm also makes it difficult for her to sleep and do other chores.

$579 will fund the treatment Urmila needs to repair her arm. The treatment involves a surgical procedure and casting. During the procedure, the doctor will realign Urmila’s broken bone and then set it in a cast so that the arm can heal properly. “Urmila will be able to start moving her arm in the next few weeks,” Possible adds. This will allow her to return to school and help her family with farming.

Urmila’s father expresses, “You guys have been a Godsend. I don’t know what I would have done if we could not get the treatment here.”

“Urmila studies in grade 5 and loves to study math and science. She wishes to be a nurse when she grows up,” shares our medical partner, Pos...

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Urmila's Timeline

  • July 23, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Urmila was submitted by Bibhu Tamrakar, Director of Communications at Possible.

  • July 24, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Urmila 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.

  • August 3, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Urmila's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 3, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Urmila's treatment was fully funded.

  • August 10, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Urmila. Read the update.

Funded by 5 donors

Funded by 5 donors

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Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Joan

Joan is a farmer and a mother from Rukungiri district in southwest Uganda. She is married and is a mother of six, with two sons, both studying in school, and four daughters, all of whom are married and small-scale farmers. She managed to complete seventh grade in primary school but never proceeded due to a lack of money for school fees. Joan and her husband do farming and grow food crops for home consumption, but often sell off the surplus to generate an income for their family. Five years ago, Joan began to experience troubling symptoms, including a lot of pain; she can’t turn her head sideways; she feels congested with difficulty breathing; she gets fatigued easily and has shortness of breath whenever she lies down to sleep. She first went to Kisiizi hospital, where she was diagnosed and was asked to first pay for her surgery, which she couldn’t raise, but when she was oriented about a surgical support program, she decided to come to see if she could be supported. She was diagnosed with a goiter and needs surgery to prevent her symptoms from getting worse. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is helping Joan receive treatment. She is scheduled to undergo a thyroidectomy on March 29th at our medical partner's care center. Surgeons will remove all or part of her thyroid gland. This procedure will cost $252, and she and her family need help raising money. Joan says, "I am really in deep pain, but I hope to get healed once I receive this surgery."

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