“We didn’t have hope for his life, but he got a new life.”
For four years, little Sudip Budha grew like any child in Nepal grows. Then the young boy started complaining about a sore back.
His mother noticed a protrusion in his back that, over time, grew until Sudip was unable to sit up without support. His frightened and desperate parents took him to a district hospital, where he was diagnosed with spinal tuberculosis. His doctor recommended medicine, but the prescription did no good and his condition worsened.
Sudip’s parents began to lose hope that their son would survive the disease. Then they found out that Samaritan’s Purse, and generous supporters like you, could help them.
Our two partner organizations in Nepal, who look for children who need medical help in impoverished areas of the country, contacted the Budha family. They had Sudip assessed by a physiotherapist, who referred Sudip for further treatment in Kathmandu, Nepal’s capital city.
Sudip’s family could have never afforded all the costs associated with this treatment, but Samaritan’s Purse made it possible. Our partner organizations brought the Budha family to Kathmandu, and stayed with them as doctors operated on Sudip.
Providing important recovery time
The surgery was successful, but Sudip needed a month’s recovery time with regular monitoring. Again, Samaritan’s Purse made that possible through another Nepal partner. We provided a place for one of his parents to stay, along with food and medicine.
We also made sure Sudip attended all his hospital appointments and received all the prescribed treatments, including paying for a spinal brace. Along the way, we told him and his parents about Jesus Christ, the Great Physician who “went about doing good, and healing all who were oppressed by the devil” (Acts 108, ESV).
Sudip is now at home and is able to attend school, and play with his friends. He has follow-up appointments in Kathmandu, which we will facilitate and cover any expenses.
“We didn’t have hope for his life, but he got a new life,” said Sudip’s father, expressing grateful thanks to Samaritan’s Purse and its donors.
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