Children like Kalla are at risk of losing hands and feet

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Kalla turned up at The Leprosy Mission Hospital emaciated and malnourished. Leprosy had already left him with a clawed hand…

Kalla’s parents are very poor. They live in a slum.

When Kalla first showed up at The Leprosy Mission Hospital, his bones were almost visible through his skin. It’s very likely his immune system was struggling with poor nutrition, dirty water and overcrowded living spaces.

These conditions make children like Kalla more susceptible to developing leprosy.

Kalla deals with the devastating effects of leprosy each day. He has trouble feeding and dressing himself because of his clawed hands.

If nothing is done, Kalla could lose his hands altogether.

 

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Kalla struggled to eat with clawed fingers.

 

kalla at school

Kalla’s dreams of studying well were shattered
when he was diagnosed with leprosy.

Young Kalla is at the top of his class… but he’s at high risk of dropping out of school.

Why? Because of a clawed hand from leprosy. Without the use of his hand and arm, he can’t ride his bike to school. Even if he does go, he can’t use a pen.

And when he does go to school, his classmates tease him about the way he would eat his food. Mock him because he could no longer write properly.

“Because of my clawed hand, I cannot write my exam with a pen. I feel bad that my friends will be going up to the next class while I will be detained,” says Kalla.

What a terrible tragedy it is that this bright, young boy—who desperately wants to learn—may have to stop his education. And give up his dream of becoming an engineer.

All because of a disease that can be cured!

 

YOU can help stop the spread of leprosy – so the next generation of children like Kalla never contract the disease at all.

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Join Dr Mary and help stop the spread of leprosy and the loss of hands and feet.

“You can help stop leprosy and disability in the next generation. Because I strongly believe we cannot afford to abandon children to this disease.” – Dr Mary Verghese, Executive Director The Leprosy Mission Trust India

 

You can STOP the stigma and STOP the loss of hands and feet for children like Kalla!

And you’ll help achieve the goal of No Child With Leprosy by 2035!

This is the impact you will make:

✔ You will provide diagnosis, cure and treatment… You will help find leprosy cases like Kalla – before they’re abused, abandoned or develop ulcers and disabilities. So you stop stigma and you stop the loss of hands and feet!

✔ You will change lives through reconstructive surgeries…You give leprosy-affected children like Kalla the use of their hands back… or help them walk again! You help fight the worst effects of leprosy transmission – clawed hands, ulcerated feet, even amputation.

✔ You will help fund leprosy research…You’ll fund research to develop early diagnostic tools to treat leprosy, its complications, and prevent its transmission. You’ll be supporting cutting edge medical research.

Please note: Donations of $2 or more are tax-deductible.  Due to added security measures, donations below $10 can no longer be processed online. To make a gift $9 or less, please call us on 1800 LEPROSY (1800 537 767).  You can also choose to give via direct deposit into our bank account: The Leprosy Mission Australia account: BSB: 013225 No:297114729.
For donations from outside Australia, we recommend an Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) using SWIFT. Please use this SWIFT code: ANZBAU3M
If donating via direct deposit, please include your name as the “Reference” and notify us at hello@leprosymission.org.au so we can provide you with your tax receipt.

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