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God bless you and thank you! Your compassion is still delivering care despite Coronavirus!

16 Jun 2020 | Author: The Leprosy Mission Australia

Leprosy Mission hospitals and clinics have remained open throughout the Coronavirus pandemic. Praise God! And thanks for your support! You are giving them the essential help and hope they need.

Without caring people like you, providing these vital services, life would be even harder for Ambika and her family in Kathmandu. THANK YOU and BLESS YOU!

Ambika, 34, has leprosy and is suffering leprosy reaction. She is also deaf and unable to speak.

Adding to the daily pressures of this mother of four, her husband is in another country, so she lives with her brother.

Ambika goes to The Leprosy Mission’s Patan Clinic for follow-up checks and to collect medicine. However, lockdown and government restrictions make it difficult for her to get there.

Thank God they made it! During her recent visit, the clinic’s counsellor communicated with Ambika about COVID-19. But Ambika seemed to have no real understanding about it. Ambika’s family had only explained to her not to go out, maintain social distancing and wear a mask and gloves for protection. (Everything needs to be explained to her through sign language.)

According to her brother, because of lockdown, Ambika’s behaviour is now quite different. Being inside all day long, she becomes anxious and gets angry very quickly. Ambika also has diabetes, and now when the others eat sweet food, she wants to as well. When they try to make her understand, she gets annoyed and angry. Managing her medicines is not easy. She is dependent on others.

The COVID-19 scenario is frustrating for everyone around the world today. Having a family member with disabilities adds extra pressure during this lockdown period.

We pray you and your family are safe and well.

Please pray for Ambika and her family and others like them in Nepal.

Praise God for the hospitals and clinics that can support people affected by leprosy and their families. And only possible thanks to your prayer and support.

Thank you for not giving up on people in great need during this Coronavirus pandemic.

Your generous heart and prayers make all of this possible. God bless you and thank you.

To provide monthly financial support to people affected by leprosy in Nepal, please call Georgie or Lisa on 1800 LEPROSY (1800 537 767), email: or click here. 

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