Two-year-old Aayush from Nepal is usually a quiet child. While playing on the porch in front of his house, Aayush fell down, fracturing his left femur. “Since the injury, he has been in a lot of pain and cries all the time,” shares our medical partner, Possible.
In addition to the pain, Aayush’s leg is quite swollen and can’t bear weight. “He can no longer stand on the injured leg and does not even crawl like he used to,” explains Possible.
Doctors at Possible have assessed Aayush’s injuries and recommended a course of treatment to help his leg heal. His treatment includes a hip spica, a type of plaster that covers both legs from the ankles up to the belly button. It will limit his overall movement allowing the fractured femur to heal.
Aayush’s father works in India to support the family and his mother tends to their family farm to make ends meet. They are unable to afford the $224 treatment cost, which includes surgery, medication, a hospital stay, and casting. After treatment, Aayush e will be able to regain use of his leg and live pain free after a few weeks of recovery. Let’s help Aayush walk again!