Reconstructive Surgery

Give Back What Leprosy Steals

At 13, Yogita noticed white patches all over her body. Then her left hand the one she wrote with began to deform. Her father took her to the district hospital and she began treatment for leprosy, but it was not soon enough to stop the growing deformity in her hand. She read all she could find about leprosy in her pharmacy course at school but it depressed her deeply and her deformity got so bad, she couldn’t even write. So she quit her studies and didn’t even feel like going on with life. Then a doctor referred her to our partner hospital in India where friends like YOU were able to give Yogita the MIRACLE of reconstructive surgery for her hand! After months of therapy, Yogita can write again, and now she is completing her pharmacy courses and wants to study and research how to end leprosy!