Feb 12, 2020

Welcome to our 3rd GlobalGiving Report

Parbati when she was admitted to NHEDF
Parbati when she was admitted to NHEDF

To our amazing GlobalGiving donors,

Since our last report, twenty patients have had their lives changed because of you. All the one-off donations you so generously gifted have funded medical and surgical intervention and the purchase of equipment, medications and medical supplies. Regular recurring donations have been put towards the salaries of NHEDF's three nurses and physiotherapist who play a crucial part in changing the lives of people at NHEDF’s Shelter.

We want to share Parbati’s story with you - it has a very happy ending! Without NHEDF, Parbati would have probably lived a life of disability and constant pain. The future for girls like Parbati is complex.Arranged marriage is commonplace in Nepal and she would have probably never have married as women with disabilities are not regarded as suitable brides.

Parbati comes from a very remote region in the far west of Nepal Her parents are elderly, and her family is extremely poor. They have no electricity and their tiny house made of mud and stone was damaged by the earthquake. During the monsoon in 2017 a landslide swept Parbati into a river and she sustained multiple compound fractures of her leg. Parbati’s father had to sell all their land (retaining only the house) in order to pay for 300 days of medical bills incurred before she came to NHEDF on January 26th, 2017.

Whilst at NHEDF Parbati had several surgeries including bone grafts and a bone marrow transplant and required ongoing nursing care for wound management, care of the external fixators and regular physiotherapy. The first happy part of this story is that Parbati’s leg was saved and she can now walk unaided. She was discharged just short of her third anniversary on January 8th 2020.

Parbati’s father came with her to NHEDF as her support person. It was during this time that he was diagnosed with a condition that required kidney surgery. The second happy part of this story is that your support and the wonderful people at NHEDF enabled him to access surgery and he also made a good recovery.

The third happy chapter is that during her time at NHEDF, Parbati met another patient, Manish, and they recently got married! The fourth and final chapter is probably the most mind-blowing as Parbati’s family have been able to purchase their land back due to an incredibly generous gift from a long-term NHEDF supporter.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you again for everything that your generosity has made possible and for your amazing support. Without you there would be no NHEDF and none of this would have been possible.

With best wishes and grateful thanks,

Virginia Dixon

President, Roads to Rehab Nepal

External fixators....still - year 2
External fixators....still - year 2
Look at me! I can walk again - year 3
Look at me! I can walk again - year 3
Being fitted for built up shoes
Being fitted for built up shoes
Time to say goodbye to our home for 3 years.
Time to say goodbye to our home for 3 years.
Home sweet home!
Home sweet home!
Thank you Samrat Sir & thank you for our new land
Thank you Samrat Sir & thank you for our new land
Nov 21, 2019

Welcome to Roads to Rehab Nepal's second GlobalGiving report

Namaste,

You are amazing! 

Since your initial gift in June, twenty-one patients have had their lives changed because of you. We wish we could put more faces in this report to show you the progress of each and every one of them but we are only allowed 6 photos!

This quarter, diagnoses of NHEDF's patients have ranged from closed head injuries, meningitis, wound infections, fractures, osteosarcoma, kidney disease, domestic violence, chemical burns, burns from fire, wound infections, neurological disease, congenital birth defects and an undiagnosed neurological condition. One patient sadly passed away.

Without your support some of our patients would have undoubtedly died; two would have been left with permanent incontinence; one or possibly two would have required amputations; 7 would have been crippled and permanently disabled with limited mobility; 2 would have failed to receive correct treatment and ongoing care for burns; 4 would have had untreated wound infections leading sepsis, gangrene and loss of limbs and none would not have received any essential physiotherapy so important in rehabiliation. One patient who was injured in the earthquake and has been at NHEDF for a very long time continues to receive full nursing care. For some their roads to rehabilitation are long – for others not so long – they are all different.

All the one-off donations you so generously provided have funded medical and surgical intervention, equipment medications and medical supplies, whilst regular recurring donations have been put towards the salaries of NHEDF's three nurses and physiotherapist. Our fundraising events fill the gaps in salaries.

We also wanted to mention our ‘Bring Christmas Campaign’ which starts on December 3rd and runs for 24 hours. It coincides with both International Day of People with Disability and #Giving Tuesday. We will be sending further information about this special day closer to the time and understand you may not be able to give again but maybe you can share the campaign with others. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank you again for everything that your generosity has made possible and for your amazing support.

With best wishes and grateful thanks,

Virginia Dixon

President, Roads to Rehab Nepal

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Sep 1, 2019

Welcome to our first GlobalGiving report

Thanks to you NHEDF now has 3 nurses!
Thanks to you NHEDF now has 3 nurses!

Welcome to our first GlobalGiving Report!

We would like to share our first quarterly report with you in order to let you know the difference your generosity has made to the peopled helped by Roads to Rehab Nepal.

When you made your donation during GlobalGiving's Accelerator campaign you would have received an individual thank you from us, but we can only send correspondence to you as prompted and prescribed by GlobalGiving, so if you are not on our Roads to Rehab Nepal mailing list outside of GlobalGiving, you may not know this next piece of news…. Your contribution enabled us qualify for permanent membership of this wonderful non-profit organisation which means we can now access all the benefits that GlobalGiving provides! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Not only this but your generosity has also meant that we have been able to commit to fund the wages of a third nurse at NHEDF. This was a huge relief to Samrat, NHEDF’s Director, as he now has a permanent staff member for morning, afternoon and night shifts, and Staff Nurse Ashika started work at the end of June and is settling in nicely! Samrat is also incredibly grateful for your support.

Your generosity has also enabled us to pay the medical costs of Rajan, a young man who was hit by a car in early July and sustained a nasty leg fracture. He needed surgery which he could not afford, so after his leg was plastered, he camped outside the hospital for many days begging for money for treatment. He was in severe pain and nearly lost his leg as the wounds inside the cast became infected over time, but eventually someone who knew of NHEDF noticed him and he was referred to the Shelter. Rajan was operated on in early August and has made a great recovery. He expects to be heading home after a month of ongoing nursing care and intensive physiotherapy. You have changed his life forever....

In addition to Rajan, your generosity has also meant that all 16 patients at the Shelter have been able to have all the medical equipment, supplies and medications they needed for the months of July and August.

As one of NHEDF’s recently discharged patients said “People used to come every day to ask me for money to pay for my treatment. I only have 1 ropani (508 square metres) of land which is worth 3 Lakh (US$ 3000). If I sell it, my family and I will not have any place to live. It’s better I die. I have become a big burden to my family. If I was not at NHEDF I could have ended my life. I will always remember NHEDF.” 

On behalf of all NHEDF’s staff and patients we cannot thank you enough for helping us change the lives of people who have no one else to turn to and nowhere else to go. We hope to have another GlobalGiving campaign to coincide with both the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on December 3rd and the Christmas season as the work that NHEDF does, and the ways in which we help their patients access medical care, surgical intervention, nursing care, physiotherapy and rehabilitation services is directly related to the generosity of people like you.

We look forward to sharing future reports with you and if you would like any more information about the work we do or have any questions please do not hesitate to visit our website www.roads-to-rehab-nepal.org and contact us.

With best wishes and grateful thanks for your wonderful support.

Virginia Dixon,

President, Roads to Rehab Nepal

 

 

You have changed Rajan's life
You have changed Rajan's life
Anisha has received all the medications she needs
Anisha has received all the medications she needs
Proof of our GlobalGiving news! Thank you.....
Proof of our GlobalGiving news! Thank you.....
 
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