When you extend love and compassion to a child affected by leprosy, you are following the example of Jesus. Jesus expressed it like this: “Whatever you did for the least of these…you did for me.”
Will you help ensure people with leprosy still get the support they need this Christmas?
can provide one pair of shoes to protect a child from cuts, bruises, and painful ulcers
can pay for physiotherapy for two children, keeping their fingers flexible so they can carry on playing and learning!
can transport the medicine that cures leprosy to a child like Sa’adiya quickly. It can stop leprosy causing numb patches now, so they can be free of leprosy forever!
When Sa’adiya was just nine years old, her mum noticed numb patches on her arms and legs. At first, she tried herbal ointments that did not work. Now she has been told her little girl has leprosy.
Sa’adiya’s mum said: “I feel sad and worried.”
If we act quickly and get the cure now for children like Sa’adiya, we will be able to say to her mum: “No operations needed. No ulcer care needed. No counselling required.”
Your wonderful Christmas gift to cure a child like Sa’adiya will stop leprosy causing damage to her body! Your gift will mean she and so many other children like her can be free of leprosy forever.
Kabiru’s parents didn’t know what was causing the numb patches on his skin. They took him from one local herbal doctor to another. Even when his fingers started to claw into fists, nobody knew what was wrong. Sadly, he lost several fingers before he was told he had leprosy. Kabiru told us:
“I became very sad, lonely and depressed. I felt no one wanted anything to do with me …. no one cared about me and how I felt.”
But your gifts can provide Kabiru with the cure and stop leprosy causing numb patches that make him vulnerable to more injuries and disability.
And there are so many children like Kabiru and Sa’adiya still waiting for the gift of the cure and special care they need.
|Supported by the Australian Government|
|The Strengthening Integrated Neglected Tropical Disease Control in Zamfara Project is supported by the Australian Government through the Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP). Thanks to ANCP, this project is able to help improve the well-being of people affected by leprosy, other neglected tropical diseases and disability in Nigeria.|
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