Your dollars are already making a difference. Check out another busy day today at SIRC. Sunday is usually a working day in Nepal, it is Saturday is the ‘weekend’ day. But no one I know at SIRC took a weekend break let me tell ya. Photo credits SIRC.
In Nepal, a family member always accompanies the patient to any hospital. Their role is to hand-feed the patient, take care of the patient’s hygiene, do bedding laundry and help with any other less complex care the patient needs. The problem at the moment is not all patients are coming with family carers, so family members of other patients are stepping in to help out. On the other side, some patients have arrived with all their families, simply because where they used to live is now a pile of bricks, and they have no other place to go.
As you can see here, the patients have been provided with mattresses and bedding. Your donations would provide beds (and many other things) for these patients.
Also, very good news. World Health Organization has officially identified spinal care as a critical medical gap in Nepal. There are not many SCI care providers in Nepal, so we are grateful for this recognition, and hope it translates into tangible support for SIRC. News release. Some of you readers will recognize the lady in this photo if you ever stayed with Lok, Krishmaya and Rina in Banepa. She is Lok’s daughter Nicol and since the earthquake, has been out delivering food packages to those in need in the Kavre area. A good heart. I will finish with this story that tugged my heartstrings. Photo credit CNN.