My name is Sushmita. I love school. I am in class 2. I hope I can stay. My brothers dropped out of school when they found out they had leprosy. Swadhin, my oldest brother, is very sad. He doesn’t know what to do and he is often angry.
Swadhin has an ugly sore on the bottom of his foot. It never really gets better. He just sits around the house all day. He can’t work with my dad in the field because his foot is too sore.
I am frightened. Leprosy stole all of my brother’s dreams. Now he has nothing.
What about my dreams? Will they be stolen too? Because, just like Swadhin, I have leprosy.
$99 will cure a child like Sushmita today.
effect:hope, formerly The Leprosy Mission Canada, is a Christian international development organization focused on growing healthy, inclusive communities. With partners in 11 developing countries, effect:hope builds stronger health-care systems and champions new research initiatives that will make positive, lasting changes in the lives of millions facing stigma and impoverishment due to leprosy and other diseases of poverty.
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