Yash, who is now 8 years old, was born with deformed leg. His parents were scared of the pain he would have to go through for the rest of his life. They dreamed of watching their son being able to stand on his own feet, being able to walk normally. But as he grew older, so did the number of difficulties that he was faced with.
Slowly but steadily, Yash moved up the ladder of his primary school. Seeing his performance in school and the dedicated with which he did every little thing, his parents started to research alternative treatment options for their son. Their family physician introduced them to prosthetic treatment and recommended a renowned hospital in Mumbai for this treatment. However, their dreams were shattered when they realized that Yash’s cash did not match the treatment the hospital could offer. Prosthetics are only available when a person loses the whole or part of his leg. It was difficult for them to treat Yash as he has both legs, but with different lengths.
During this time they came to know about Ratna Nidhi Charitable Trust and our services. Yash was brought to our medical centre and for the first time in history, they created an extension which supported Yash’s unstable foot. They also helped him to have an amputee fixed on this leg. This support has made him more confident to attend school and mingle with others.
Just like Yash, there are many others that need help. Over the course of the last few years, we have supported approximately 2.23 lakh physically challenged people.
This time, however, we are doing something different. We are going to a 12,000 feet altitude with 400 of our beneficiaries so that they can walk in the Himalayas. This project will be executed in June 2017 and we are currently in the process of using crowdfunding to reach out to more people and support our initiatives.
Ratna Nidhi Charitable Trust is one of ConnectFor’s NGO Partners and we are so excited for them to embark on this wonderful initiative and journey. This was a guest blog by them to raise awareness for their initiative.