Kit BlogCategory: Nepal

Your support was the only ray of hope for Amar

12 Dec 2017 | Author: Andrew Hateley-Browne

Amar is a person affected by leprosy. He was born to a poor family in a remote village—inaccessible by roads and without electricity. When Amar turned ten, he noticed pale patches appearing on his body. His health deteriorated day by day. His family took him to traditional healers, but this didn’t help at all. A relative convinced his family to get an opinion from a doctor at least once. His parents took him to clinics throughout his district. A physician in Kathmandu suspected it was leprosy and advised Amar to seek a diagnosis at Anandaban Hospital. They followed his advice, and at last, Amar received a diagnosis: it was leprosy! He was too young to understand the implications of the diagnosis. But the expressions on the faces of his parents scared Amar—he thought he was doomed. When Amar returned from hospital, his relatives shunned him.

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