You’re just a child. You love writing. You love playing touch rugby. You long to go to school and be accepted by your friends.
But above all, you want to help your mum. You see her working her fingers to the bone but you can do nothing.
Because you have leprosy.
This is Heizen’s story and he lives in PNG.
And at age 12, leprosy is stealing away his childhood.
It’s heartbreaking to see how Heizen’s head hangs down in sorrow. How his eyes fill with tears. Because he feels like there’s nothing left to live for…
A completely curable and treatable disease has turned his whole world turned upside down.
Heizen wants to write again. He wants to play sport again. But most of all he just wants to help his mum.
Without a cure and ongoing care, Heizen’s hand will continue to claw. He’ll never be able to do even simple tasks… for himself or his hardworking mum.
With your gift, you help ensure children like Heizen receive the medicine and care they need to defeat this disease. You can stop leprosy from stealing childhoods!
towards Multi-Drug Therapy to cure a child with leprosy
towards leprosy care and treatment before it’s too late
to help end leprosy transmission among children
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