Deena KC, a 18 years young girl is the first child of the KC family and was very happy to have a first girl child as they perceived her as the goddess of wealth. When she was born, there is no any symptom of disability noticed. The KC family realized that Deena could not walk or even stand by herself. The parents were dazed as they do not have any idea where to go for advises or treatment. The in-laws accused mother Renu of her wrong doing in previous life resulting Deena as punishment. This further added the burden to the family. When Deena was around 10 months, a neighbor suggested the mother Renu to take Deena to Kathmandu for treatment but they were not able to go to Kathmandu as the family does not have anything just the small piece of land and the products are hardly sufficed for 3-5 months only. Despite the neighbor’s suggestion, the family could not afford to go to Kathmandu for Deena’s treatment but after 1.5 years, Deena was brought to HRDC on June 19, 2000.
After completing some administrative procedures, Deena was admitted for investigation and treatment. After 8 years, Deena was traced and brought her to HRDC for further treatment. Deena was again admitted on January 16, 2009, for further treatment. Mother Renu was very excited after series of counseling, and also gave her some basic insights of physiotherapy techniques that need to be practiced at home for Deena, she was not able to come to HRDC for follow-ups as the family is not able to afford the transportation cost. Now, Deena can move around and walk with help of walker prior to this she used to crawl. She smiles and tells everyone that with the support of HRDC and Plan International Nepal. She always expresses her happiness and aims to be a banker. The mother sees the bright future of Deena.