Surgery for Children with Disabilities in Nepal

by American Himalayan Foundation
Surgery for Children with Disabilities in Nepal
Surgery for Children with Disabilities in Nepal
Surgery for Children with Disabilities in Nepal
Surgery for Children with Disabilities in Nepal
Surgery for Children with Disabilities in Nepal
Surgery for Children with Disabilities in Nepal
Surgery for Children with Disabilities in Nepal
Surgery for Children with Disabilities in Nepal
Surgery for Children with Disabilities in Nepal
Surgery for Children with Disabilities in Nepal
Surgery for Children with Disabilities in Nepal
Surgery for Children with Disabilities in Nepal
Surgery for Children with Disabilities in Nepal
Surgery for Children with Disabilities in Nepal
Surgery for Children with Disabilities in Nepal
Surgery for Children with Disabilities in Nepal
May 11, 2022

Why We Love HRDC

A broken bone shouldn’t decide a child’s fate. But in Nepal, treatment is often out of reach, and even a simple injury or illness can turn into a lifetime of disability, shame, and suffering. Fortunately, the Hospital and Rehabilitation Center for Disabled Children (HRDC) is here to change that.

At HRDC, they care for the whole child, from surgery and physical therapy to custom prosthetics and healing emotional wounds — all at little to no cost to the family. Their skill, compassion, and dedication to helping poor disabled children is legendary.

Over the past 37 years, the lives of over 100,000 Nepali children have been transformed here. And this year, HRDC wants to double the number of surgeries they perform, so even more children can finally receive the life-changing care they desperately need.

HRDC gives us renewed purpose in why we do what we do. Seeing the children, meeting their families, hearing their stories, and feeling the genuine and deep commitment of the staff is truly humbling.

Heera’s Story

Heera, whose name means “diamond” in Nepali, was born with Spina Bifida, a serious neurological disorder. Her parents were desperate to help their young daughter and went into debt in search of treatment for her – they even sold their land – but nothing worked.

Six years later, they learned about HRDC from a former patient in a nearby village. But by then, Heera had developed a life-threatening bone infection in her left foot, and the medical team had no option but to amputate part of her lower left leg. She spent several months in HRDC’s skilled and compassionate care, including having a custom prosthesis made and learning how to use it.

Her parents are so grateful and relieved. Heera herself is all smiles, happy to be back in school, and wants to be a teacher when she grows up.

Like her name, Heera’s story is a shining example of HRDC’s dedication to Nepal’s poorest disabled children and to their motto: “love heals.” Every child healed, every life changed, is a triumph. Please join us.

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American Himalayan Foundation

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