Kālu and Tanya
Just a young child, Tania noticed an ugly sore on her toe. Her mother took her to a doctor who diagnosed Tania with leprosy, a neglected tropical disease. In time, her hands and feet became severely deformed because Tania did not have access to care and treatment as a young child. A traditional healer in her community applied bizarre treatments that made her disabilities worse.
Today, Tania has had both feet amputated, and her hands are now just stumps. But she also has the love of a family.
Eventually, Tania was brought to one of our partner hospitals in Bangladesh for appropriate care. It was too late to save her hands and feet, but she did meet her husband Kālu, who was also receiving treatment for leprosy. Now, they have a daughter.
This couple faces unbelievable discrimination, poverty, and disabilities because of neglected tropical diseases. But you can help others like them before it’s too late.
Change the Narrative
This is just one of the many difficult stories we hear. But for only $35 a month, you can provide healing and restoration by providing hand or foot surgery for a person with an NTD-related disability. Help today.
CN Tower Lighting
Join us on January 30th in watching as the CN Tower is lit orange to mark World Neglected Tropical Disease Day.