The Doctors: Doctors Helping The Needy In Nepal
A massive earthquake happened in Nepal last April, but before that even happened, a group of doctors were already on a mission to provide medical aid to hundreds of people in need. Dr Saju Pradhan, an orthopedic surgeon, explained that Nepal is a country made up of extremely poor people with trauma. One man was walking in the jungle 15 years ago when he got a bad snake bite. That bite led to a severe deformity. There are also children with club foot as well as medical conditions caused by polio. Polio was only declared “Polio Free” in 2014.
For seven years now a team of doctors has traveled to Nepal in hopes of helping everyone they can, giving them a chance to live a more normal life. Jennifer D’Amico was excited to help the young woman who’s leg became paralyzed after suffering from polio. The cases they were looking at were complex and different from the ones they fac in the United States. In particular, they were hoping to help the woman and the man who suffered the snake bite, giving them the chance to walk like normal.
Of course, the surgeries don’t come without complications. Rolling blackouts in Nepal can last for up to 14 hours.
The Doctors: Healing The Children Organization
The Doctors welcomed three of the doctors who work with the Healing the Children Organization. The snake-bite patient has been walking without a limp, which is fantastic news! Dr Ali Khosroabadi was thrilled with the results and Dr Carl Kihm couldn’t wait to bring the man a new pair of shoes! The Doctors’ producer Jen, was a part of the experience and said it changed her life. She said the Dr D’Amico said a lot of things are reused there, and a lot of the things that are wasted are reused in Nepal, which is something that everyone can learn from.
It was good The Doctors were able to shine a light on such an incredible organization! Would you take part in helping people in need if you could?