“Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.” —1 Corinthians 13:7
Your great kindness is truly inspiring. Without your help, people affected by leprosy may be left vulnerable and lose hope, in their time of greatest need. Families like Lalsari and Bishal’s.
Bishal’s smiling little face is well-known at the Mission’s Anandaban Hospital in Nepal. Still just 9 years old, Bishal and his mother Lalsari have become regular visitors due to the complications of Bishal’s leprosy. Bishal was first diagnosed when Lalsari noticed patches on Bishal’s hands. Having had leprosy in the past, she knew the tell-tale signs. Bishal’s young body has also reacted against the leprosy bacteria. Lalsari was forced to leave her husband and daughter and take Bishal urgently to the hospital.
As you can imagine, seeing her boy in so much pain was almost too much for Lalsari to bear. “When he started crying, I started crying too,” she says. “I wanted to die.” Bishal now needs a combination of medicines. He can’t walk properly, and his face has become bloated. Without ongoing hospital care, Bishal’s condition will worsen. Without his mother at his side, he may lose hope.
Thankfully, with support from compassionate people like you, Lalsari has found a job at a nearby paper factory (making wrapping paper sold through The Leprosy Mission Shop). This means she can stay close to her son.
You can help Bishal and his family endure through every circumstance, through your faithful prayers and your thoughtful Gift of Total Leprosy Care (TLC). By becoming a regular monthly TLC Giver you will provide the essential ongoing support to people like Lalsari and Bishal. Families affected by leprosy desperately need regular care and support so that they can once again live a full life in their community. Please call 1800 LEPROSY (1800 537 767) or visit leprosymission.org.au/tlc and start following Bishal and Lalsari’s story today…
Thank you for never giving up, never losing faith and for helping people like Bishal endure through every circumstance. Your generous heart is giving families like Lalsari and Bishal’s practical, life-saving help – and real hope for the future. We wish you God’s blessings for the coming year.