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