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"I was afraid" — Siti, Age 13, from Indonesia

“I am the only child in my family.

My parents must work in Jakarta, far away. They can return home only every two months.

I live with my Grandma. She is very nice and kind.

When I was in Grade 6, I noticed some patches on my arm. I did not know at that time it was leprosy.

My fat...

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"I just can’t play!" — Jaanu, Age 12

By Andrew Newmarch,
International Programs Manager
The Leprosy Mission Australia

“I’m so frustrated. I just can’t play with my friends. And it hurts”.

Jaanu is 12 and he is at a Leprosy Mission Hospital getting ready to have surgery on his hands. About a year ago he start...

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An Urgent Prayer for Sudan

With so much uncertainty in Sudan your prayer is urgently needed. As our prayer partner your faithful, prayerful response is a blessing to those in desperate situations. Thank you.

Things in Sudan are very uncertain. There have been months of conflict between forces within the mi...

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To a young person like Nagajothi, your kindness today means everything!

The emotional burden of a leprosy diagnosis weighs heavily on a young person like Nagajothi.

The stigma and financial pressure that her illness put on her family lead to poor mental health for Nagajothi who was just 14 when she was diagnosed. Painful swellings on her face and ras...

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Your prayers give young people with leprosy a chance to build a positive future.

What an amazing opportunity awaits students at the Vocational Training Centre (VTC) at Vadathorasalur in Tamil Nadu state in India.

Students arrive at the VTC who have been affected by leprosy, disability, discrimination, or from underprivileged backgrounds. They receive counsell...

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Your compassion, like Pabitra’s, changes lives.

(Pictured above: Pabitra (right) with Eva Lee, International Programs Officer TLMA)

Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. — Phi...

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