Dear HOPE Supporter,
Happy Holidays! We want to thank you for your commitment in supporting hospital patients who do not have the money to even afford their medication. This project is ensuring that patients who come to HOPE Hospital are provided the basic needs to support their recovery. A large part of any sick patient's recovery starts with the right nutrition and your generous gift is supporting just that. In 2015 HOPE treated 25% more children with pneumonia, Enteric Fever and malaria than any year prior. These children's health have taken a serious toll and they have a long road ahead of them. Your gift of ensuring they are fed a full, nutritious meal makes all the difference for their recovery. During this holiday season, we want to remind you of how impactful your gift has been on the lives of vulnerable children. Thank you again for your support and we wish you a happy new year in 2016.
Thank you for your continued support of our hospial operations by providing food to our patients that will help them recover quicker and reduce the financial burden of their hospital stay. Your support was particularly helpful as HOPE was recently visited by the UK group Selfless, which was made up of medical students, doctors and non-medical volunteers. Two medical camps were held as well as two weeks worth of patient care in HOPE Hospital's ward, meaning more patients were seen as the exchange between local and foreign doctors and students taught valuable lessons for each. The more patients that are cared for in the ward means more patients are in need of food. Your support was critical for this patients. Thank you for your support as always; we couldn't do it without you.
Thank you very much for your continued support of HOPE Hospital's patients by providing them vital food and nutrients so that they can recover fully. This last month, your donations went for a specific cause: providing nutritious food to cleft lip/palate patients. Through HOPE's partner Smile Train, the incredible surgeon Dr. Biljoy Das visits HOPE quarterly and provides as many cleft repair surgeries as possible in only a few short days. Dr. Das's visit this tme around was filled with very young patients, most under the age of 5. Well being younger is incredibly different for cleft patients who cannot swallow correctly or breastfeed, the good news is that we are reaching children in need faster than before. These young patients are being repaired before social stigmas impact their self-esteem or school attendance. For these young patients, many who suffer repeat bouts of pneumonia and sickness as a result of not eating properly, your donations to supporting them with the food they need to heal is ever more important. Thank you for your charitable giving, without you. these children would not be on their road to recovery and a brighter future as they are.
During November's burn camp, your donations were instrumental in providing food for the patients who traveled lng distances to the hospital to receive this critical surgery and care. Here at HOPE, we want to introduce you to some of the people who's lives you have touched with your conributions. This is a patient story reported by ReSurge International, our partner in burn repair:
Our first patient on the trip was 9-year-old Rifat. When Rifat was one month old, he was sleeping under a mosquito net when a strong gust of wind blew through a window in his room, knocking a kerosene lamp over. The net he was sleeping under caught fire, leaving Rifat with severe burns.
On and off for two years, he received very limited treatment at a local hospital. Because the treatment was inadequate, disabling burn scar contractures needlessly formed, making his arms and hands almost unusable. If he had received even a modest appropriate intervention earlier, he never would have developed such disabilities.
Physicians at the hospital were not able to help him with the reconstructive surgery he needed, despite his father going there and trying for seven years – but thankfully, our team was able to provide it, and Rifat should have better function soon. He will need further surgery, and ReSurge's surgical outreach program director, Dr. Shafquat Khundkar, will provide it.
Photo Credit: Jeffrey Davis
Thank you for your unwavering support.
Thank you for your continued support. At this moment HOPE is hosting a large burn camp to relieve as many children as possible of their disabilities resulting from accidental burn. Due to this camp, our hospital is flooded with burn victims receiving reconstructive surgery by our partner, California-based ReSurge International. As burn is a condition mostly impacting poor families, who use open fires to cook their food and fail to properly supervise young children, these patients and their families are too poor to afford the care their children need. HOPE has conducted an extensive outreach campagin to reach out to these families and offer the care for free. As a result, we will be relying on your gracious donations to feed these children in the hospital, as their families cannot afford to purchase food.
Thank you for your support. We look forward to sending you picures of these children who could not appreciate your suport more.
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Ramu, South Mitachari,