A Great Change
Nasib Ansari a 12 year boy from Tilottama Municipality, Ward No. 10, DalkhaRupandehi(State # 5) is the first child of the family followed by 4 siblings. He was not able to walk with he has bilateral neglected clubfoot. He could move around only on knee. Nasib was taken as extra burden by the family and has no friends at all. He used to stay at home doing nothing as he could not walk and people from home surroundings also used to bully him using abusive words. The family does not have any regular source of income and entirely depended on seasonal labour jobs. As the family does not have enough resources they could not afford for the treatment. Nasib was traced at HRDC camp at Bhairahawa Hospital on in February 2017 refer to HRDC for further intervention. The HRDC team did assessment and chosen alternate treatment modality by respecting their request not to amputate. Accordingly lower limb devices were made available and appropriate instructions and physiotherapy exercises were applied and parents were also taught the required physiotherapy skills that needed to practice at home.
Now Nasib and his family members are very happy as he can move around and able to help the parents in their household chores. Apart from that Nasib was enrolled into school and very happy to be a student. He gets along with his classmates and happy to have many friends around enjoying playing with friends. The people from home surroundings are surprised to see the changes in Nasib’s life due to the HRDC intervention and their attitude have been drastically changed towards the disability. “Nasib used to hide himself whereas after intervention he is eager to go in front and others started calling him by his names what a great change ! ” says the father.