Reconstructive Surgery

Give Back What Leprosy Steals

Anita was married away at just 13 years old! But when she got leprosy a few years later, her husband and family drove her out even though she was pregnant. Anita begged them to let her stay in a corner of the house but it seemed as if everyone hated her. All her belongings were thrown out. She had nowhere to go and no food or shelter. Then she lost her baby too and her heart nearly broke. Meanwhile the deformity in her hands had increased so much Anita could no longer hold anything in her handsthat’s when she came to our partner hospital. Friends like YOU provided the extensive reconstructive surgery Anita needed, and skilled surgeons were able to restore most of the normal function for her hands. She even learned to sew, to read and write and to pray.