Dharma is a six-year-old boy from Nepal who currently studies in the second standard. He enjoys solving problems in mathematics and is concerned about missing school because he will have to rest after his surgery.
Dharma has been living with a hernia– a protrusion of intestinal tissue through the abdominal wall– for a few months now. When it hurt him initially, he was too shy to tell anyone. When his brother found out about Dharma’s condition, he informed their mother. His mother finally brought him to the hospital when Dharma’s hernia had gotten too painful and hard in the last week.
Dharma is one of a family of six, and he has one elder and one younger brother. His father stayed back home to look after the youngest son and his own brother. They tend to the farm year round and look after their cattle to keep the family going.
The family needs financial assistance to cover the $491 hernia repair surgery for their son. During the procedure, doctors will return the herniated tissue to the abdominal cavity and mend the weakened area in the abdominal wall. After surgery, Dharma will be pain free once again and able to return to school.
“I hope Dharma’s treatment happens soon,” says Dharma’s mother. “There is a lot of work to do back home and with each passing day, the work is pending.” Let’s help fund Dharma’s procedure and get him back to school.