Thank You (again) Direct Relief

It’s a sunny day here today at SIRC in the Saanga hills and we are grateful the sun is providing some warmth by day as the temperatures drop to zero and below in the night.

Sunday brings a group exercise routine where all the patients congregate out front and follow the cues of the peer counsellors, exercising en masse in the sun.

Note:  all photos taken with the kind permission of SIRC and each patient.

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Today’s session was led by Kesh.

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Basking in the sunshine as the patients go through group exercises

Once the group exercise was over, it was as good a time as any to distribute the hygiene packs generously donated by Direct Relief.  Each patient received a gender-appropriate package filled with toiletries and personal care items.

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SIRC staff members waiting for the right time to distribute Direct Relief’s hygiene bags of goodies to each patient

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A sample hygiene pack from Direct Relief

And now follows the many smiling faces of patients, as recipients of Direct Relief’s generosity.

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Warmhearted thanks and appreciation to Direct Relief from all the patients at SIRC!!

 

About Kate Coffey

After 25+ years in the investment management industry, I packed in my job and spent 2014 living and working in Nepal and Bangladesh, and visited some other places in between. It took me on a journey I did not expect, had me fall in love with Nepal and it's people, and become inspired at the work of Spinal Injury Rehabilitation Centre (SIRC) located 2 hours east of Kathmandu in the Sanga foothills. Since 2014, I have continued my warm relationship with SIRC and worked closely with my friends there in the aftermath of the 2015 earthquakes to date. This blog initially started out as a travelogue of sorts to keep friends and family worldwide updated while I was off on my travels in 2014. Since then it has morphed into a life story of the many places I have lived and worked and of the wonderful people I have met along the way. I hope you enjoy.
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