OUR CHILDREN

AmritAMRIT RANA

  • Date of birth        :           2056/08/14
  • Home address     :           Sunwal, Nawalparasi
  • Parents name      :           Sammar Bahadur Rana
  • Study class           :           7
  • DNC entry             :           2070/01/31
  • Hobby                    :           Writing poem/painting
  • Cause of disability:          SCI (spinal cord injury)

He went out with friends and was hit by a landslide breaking his spine. Following a rehabilitation stay at the Spine Injury Centre, his parents decided that they could not look after him. The centre found local sponsors and sent him to Khagendra and now he is in Disabled Newlife Centre as residential home for people who need long term care. Khagendra residents are nearly all much older and Amrit who had previously been in an English speaking school.

 

Ashok PokharelASHOK POKHAREL

Date of birth        :           2062/06/20

Home address     :           Chulchuli-3, Ilam

Parents name      :           Bidhyanath Pokharel

Study class           :           3

DNC entry            :           2069/01/30

Hobby                  :           Drawing

Cause of disability:          Cerebral palsy

His father is disabled and so is his brother. Although poor, his family is helping to support him at DNC and despite having cerebral palsy he is doing well at school.

 

Ayog RaiAYOG RAI

  • Date of birth        :           2063/10/10
  • Home address     :           Rakha Bangdel-9, Khotang
  • Parents name      :           Jivn rai/IGWR
  • Study class           :           1
  • DNC entry            :           2012/02/09
  • Hobby                  :           Dance
  • Cause of disability:         

Ayog comes from a severely dysfunctional family. Both parents are alcoholic and when Ayog was 3 years old, the father threw a kerosene lamp at his wife while she was holding Ayog who suffered major burns. The parents used Ayog to beg for money which was then used for alcohol. An Australian NGO has been trying to help the family for some years and Ayog has had surgery to unfuse his arm and release contraptions in his feet. Evntually it was decided that residential care had to be found for him and he is being sponsored at DNC. He has never been educated but his now started school.  

 

Babu Lal BK

BABU LAL BK

  • Date of birth         :           2055/10/08
  • Home address       :           Tanahusur-8, Tanahu
  • Parents name        :           Rim Bahadur BK
  • Study class             :           9
  • DNC entry             :           2068/09/10
  • Hobby                    :           singing
  • Cause of disability:           

Babu Lal BK is from Tanahu district in the western region of Nepal. As a child he had polio and both legs are now paralyzed. His parents belong to a marginalized group of Nepal. His father left his mother when he was 9 years old and she struggled to support him and his siblings by doing manual labor. Recently he came to DNC with dream to be a social worker and help other people with disability. He is very bright and personable.  

 

 

Bikesh Shrestha

BIKESH SHRESTHA

  • Date of birth         :           2061/11/24
  • Home address       :           Katakuti-9, Dolkha
  • Parents name        :           Kapil Shrestha
  • Study class             :           3
  • DNC entry             :           2068/09/26
  • Hobby                    :           Painting and study
  • Cause of disability:           

Bikesh is from Dolkha district of Nepal of eastern region. He was born with undeveloped hands and feet. His father and brother are also disabled and it is thought that the mother may have been taking harmful medicines during pregnancy. The mother is unwell, the father can do a bit of work as a laborer but they were unable to care properly for him. His manual dexterity is poor but will be improved with surgery.

 

Bikash ShresthaBIKASH SHRESTHA

  • Date of birth         :           2054/08/10
  • Home address       :           Gaikhur-5, Gorkha
  • Parents name        :           Hari Kumar Shrestha
  • Study class             :           6
  • DNC entry             :           2068/09/26
  • Hobby                    :           Painting and study
  • Cause of disability:           

Bikesh is from Dolkha district of Nepal of eastern region. He was born with undeveloped hands and feet. His father and brother are also disabled and it is thought that the mother may have been taking harmful medicines during pregnancy. The mother is unwell, the father can do a bit of work as a laborer but they were unable to care properly for him. His manual dexterity is poor but will be improved with surgery.

 

  Bimala GurungBIMALA GURUNG

  • Date of birth         :           2053/08/15
  • Home address       :           Kalika-5, Lamjung
  • Parents name        :           Prem Bahadur Gurung
  • Study class             :           9
  • DNC entry             :           2065/12/15
  • Hobby                    :           Painting and study
  • Cause of disability:           

Bimala probably has spina bifida. Her mother is also disabled and both mother and daughter were thrown out of the house by the father. Before coming to DNC she had an above knee amputation. It was decided than her other foot was too deformed to correct and she had a second, below knee, amputation in 2009. Remarkably, she is now walking on artificial legs with little help. She is quite shy and has a very sweet nature. Although having little education before coming to DNC, she is very conscientious and working extremely hard at her studies.

 

Dhiraj Ghartimagar

DHIRJ MAGAR

  • Date of birth         :           2058/07/03
  • Home address       :           Taksera-8, Rukum
  • Parents name        :           Bahadur Singh Budha
  • Study class             :           7
  • DNC entry             :           2062/08/22
  • Hobby                    :           Painting and study
  • Cause of disability:           

Dhiraj comes from Rukum in the west of Nepal.  His family is extremely poor farmers.  He suffered bad burns case to both his feet which had to be amputated.  He is now fitted with special boots and his mobility is good.  It is hoped that orthotic feet may be available when he is older.  He is very bright and good at art.

 

Jayraj Dhakal

JAYRAJ DHAKAL

  • Date of birth         :           2054/09/13
  • Home address       :           Chilkhaya-1, Kalikot
  • Parents name        :           Puranjal Dhakal
  • Study class             :           7
  • DNC entry             :           2061/01/14
  • Hobby                    :           Painting and study
  • Cause of disability:           

Jayraj came to DNC after a difficult journey from the remote far western region of Nepal. His body was very malnourished and underdeveloped for his age. His legs were very thin and weak and both feet were severely twisted and inverted. Jayraj was unable to walk and had to be carried everywhere. He had received no education or medical care. Since coming to DNC, Naina has had surgery on both his legs and can now walk unaided with the help of calipers although it is still very difficult for him. Jayraj uses a wheel chair to get to and from school. Heis having further surgery to improve his mobility. He is a sensitive child and a bright and hard working student.

 

Jebika Mahatara

JEBIKA MAHATARA

  • Date of birth         :           2059/08/03
  • Home address       :           Kukot-5, Kalikot
  • Parents name        :           Kali Bahadur Mahtara
  • Study class             :           3
  • DNC entry             :           2068/06/12
  • Hobby                    :           Painting and study
  • Cause of disability:           

Jiwaka is from Kalikot District in the Far Western Region. She was recommended to by the Hospital for Rehabilitation of Disabled Children (HRDC) for physiotherapy and her verbal skills are poor.  She has cerebral palsy. Her parents were displaced due to the 10 years civil war in Nepal and are very poor. She was studying in Class 1 in her village and is going to the local school.

 

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KARNA BAHADUR CHAUHAN

  • Date of birth         :           2062/12/12
  • Home address       :           Sera-3, Ilam
  • Parents name        :           Renuka Chauhan
  • Study class             :           2
  • DNC entry             :           2071/01/24
  • Hobby                    :           Singing
  • Cause of disability:           

Karan comes from Ilam in the East of Nepal.  His family is extremely poor farmers.  He suffered from birth Connective Tissue case as final diagnosis to both his legs very weeks.  His farther went to India and not return until now and his mother has been bearing every thing. 

 

Krishan

KIRSHNA GHALAN

  • Date of birth         :           2060/09/13
  • Home address       :           Chilkhaya-1, Kalikot
  • Parents name        :           puranjal Dhakal
  • Study class             :           7
  • DNC entry             :           2062/08/22
  • Hobby                    :           Painting and study
  • Cause of disability:

Kroshna popabably suffeded a stoke, at birth, he is very weak in the arm and leg on one side of his body. His family is contributing to his care at DNC

 

 

Kumar Rawal  KUMAR RAWAL

  • Date of birth         :           2054/09/13
  • Home address       :           Chilkhaya-1, Kalikot
  • Parents name        :           puranjal Dhakal
  • Study class             :           7
  • DNC entry             :           2062/08/22
  • Hobby                    :           Painting and study
  • Cause of disability:           

Dhiraj comes from Rukum in the west of Nepal.  His family is extremely poor farmers.  He suffered bad burns case to both his feet which had to be amputated.  He is now fitted with special boots

 

Kumar Shrestha

KUMAR SHRESTHA

  • Date of birth         :           2055/11/28
  • Home address       :           Pekku-6, Sindhupalchok
  • Parents name        :           Ram Bahadur Shrestha
  • Study class             :           10
  • DNC entry             :           2055/01/05
  • Hobby                    :           Painting and study
  • Cause of disability:           

Kumar’s mother is separated from his father and she struggled to look after 6 children on a very low paid job. She could not support a disabled child and he was suffering from malnutrition when he arrived. Kumar has had surgery to straighten his feet as a result of polio. He now has normal mobility but is physically very small for his age. Kumar is dyslexic so school is making good progress. He is very active and always joking.

 

Lalit GC

LALIT GC

  • Date of birth         :           2058/10/10
  • Home address       :           mATEL-8, Surkhet
  • Parents name        :           Man Bahadur GC
  • Study class             :           6
  • DNC entry             :           2068/08/03
  • Hobby                    :           Painting and study
  • Cause of disability:            CP

Lalit is from Surkhet. He was recommended by an NGO in Hamro Gaun, Sakhu for physiotherapy. He has cerebral palsy. He needs regular physiotherapy to increase his mobility. His parents are quite able to support him for his education and medical expenses. Parental request was for 2 years support, but now they are willing to continue support him until he will completes school.

 

Lalita Nepali

LALITA NEPALI

  • Date of birth         :           2063/01/16
  • Home address       :           Dharma-1, Humla
  • Parents name        :           Kali Bahadur Shahi/Sing Nepali
  • Study class             :           3
  • DNC entry             :           2070/01/14
  • Hobby                    :           Painting and study
  • Cause of disability:           

She is from Humla, one of the most remote and poorest districts in the far west of Nepal. When she was 6, she fell from a balcony broke her arm. She had no proper medical treatment until infection set in and when they finally got her to a hospital, she had to have an amputation at the elbow. Her family was not unkind to her but there was discrimination in the village and she was not allowed to visit the neighbor’s house. Although there is no treatment, DNC have admitted her because she would have no future in the village. She is lower caste, would not be able to work the land and it would be hard to find a husband for her. When she arrived at DNC, she was dressed in rags, had scabs on her skin and downcast eyes. Within a couple of months the change in her is remarkable and she is now bright, healthy and going to school

 

Laxmi KhatriLAXMI KHATRI

  • Date of birth         :           2056/09/20
  • Home address       :           Jaisithok-9, Gulmi
  • Parents name        :           Draupati Khtri
  • Study class             :           5
  • DNC entry             :           2065/12/15
  • Hobby                    :           Singing
  • Cause of disability:           

Laxmi come from Gulmi in the Terai (lowland area in the south of the country). Laxmi’s mother was abandoned by her husband and an accident in childhood resulted in a deformed leg. After an operation to straighten the leg and the insert of a steel pin, she can now walk well although the bones are still fragile so she has to be careful not to fall. She is very clever and friendly and full of energy.

 

Muna PuriMUNA PURI

  • Date of birth         :           2058/02/01
  • Home address       :           Bhumethan-1, Dhading
  • Parents name        :           Indira Puri
  • Study class             :           7
  • DNC entry             :           2067/04/14
  • Hobby                    :           Painting and study
  • Cause of disability:           

Muna had never been to school when she arrived at DNC. After the death of her father, she was brought up by her elder sister. Muna has a congenital abnormality of her right foot.  She has had a corrective operation and her mobility is now good.  Muna is a creative, clever child and learns fast. She has now started school

 

Pasang Syambo  PASANG SHYAMBO

  • Date of birth         :           2063/10/19
  • Home address       :           Chilkhaya-1, Kalikot
  • Parents name        :           puranjal Dhakal
  • Study class             :           1
  • DNC entry             :           2070/09/08
  • Hobby                    :           Painting and study
  • Cause of disability:            cp       

Pasang comes from Shindhupalchok district in the center of Nepal.  Her family is extremely poor farmers.  She  suffered from CP case to both her feet which had to be amputated.  She is now fitted with special boots

 

Parash Bista PARAS BISTA

  • Date of birth         :           2059/01/13
  • Home address       :           Kotwada-2, Kalikot
  • Parents name        :           Dhir Bahadur Bista
  • Study class             :           3
  • DNC entry             :           2071/01/13
  • Hobby                    :           Painting and study
  • Cause of disability:           

A paras comes from Kalikot in the mid-west of Nepal.  His family is extremely poor farmers.  He suffered hand and legs CP. 

 

Pema Tamang

PEMA TAMANG

  • Date of birth         :           2058/01/01
  • Home address       :           Kiul-4, Sindhupalchok
  • Parents name        :           Pode Tamang
  • Study class             :           3
  • DNC entry             :           2069/09/02
  • Hobby                    :           Painting and study
  • Cause of disability:            CP

Pema comes from an extremely poor family. Her uncle brought her to DNC and is paying a small monthly amount for her.  When she arrived, she could walk with difficulty but was unable to speak or feed herself.  She is a lovely girl and extremely determined.  With physio and speech therapy, she is now beginning to talk and can almost eat and drink without help.  She is a lot of fun, very bright and loved by the other children.  We hope she will continue to be cared for at DNC, especially as she is now going to school for the first time.

 

Pema SherpaPOOJA SHERPA

  • Date of birth         :           2058/01/10
  • Home address       :           Chankhu-1, Dolakha
  • Parents name        :           Tendi Sherpa
  • Study class             :           3
  • DNC entry             :           2070/01/14
  • Hobby                    :           Painting and study
  • Cause of disability:           

Pema has no mother and her father was unable to look after her but can afford to pay a little for her to be at DNC.  She is extremely joyful and bright but, due to cerebral palsy, is unable to speak.  Despite also having bilateral club foot, she is very active and loves to play badminton.  It is hoped that physiotherapy will will improve her mobility and a decision on whether or not to operate will be taken later.  DNC have engaged a speech therapist (thanks to a UK volunteer, Rosemary Gaskell) but i is unclear what control she can have over her tongue.  She is loving going to school

 

Pramisa

PARMISA BHATTARAI

  • Date of birth         :           2059/06/16
  • Home address       :           Jirikhimti-8, Terhathum
  • Parents name        :           Narayan Prasad Bhattarai
  • Study class             :           3
  • DNC entry             :           2068/10/07
  • Hobby                    :           Painting and study
  • Cause of disability: CP     

Parmisa comes from Terhathum in the far eastern of Nepal.  Her family is extremely poor farmer.  She suffered CP by birth in village level.  Her both legs are not well working and she can stand self without supporting of waker.

 

PrashantPRASHANT SHRESTHA

  • Date of birth         :           2064/05/05
  • Home address       :           Yaku-9, Bhojpur
  • Parents name        :           Pradeep Shrestha
  • Study class             :           2
  • DNC entry             :           2070/09/01
  • Hobby                    :           Painting and study
  • Cause of disability: CP     

Prashan is from Bhojpur district.  He suffers from Cerbral Palsy by birth and he is unable to walk. His mother and father were take care in home, but he could not get relief in home.  

 

PrativaPRATIVA POKHAREL

  • Date of birth         :           2059/07/07
  • Home address       :           Kharpa-6, Khotang
  • Parents name        :           Bhuwa Raj Pokharel
  • Study class             :           5
  • DNC entry             :           2068/11/26
  • Hobby                    :           Painting and study
  • Cause of disability:

Prativa comes from Kotang district.  She has a congenital defect of her left leg and foot which will require surgery. Extremely intelligent and verbose and iis expected to very well in school

 

RajivRAJIV PAUDEL

  • Date of birth         :           2050/05/29
  • Home address       :           Bhalam-3, Kaski
  • Parents name        :           Ramji Prasad Paudel
  • Study class             :           10
  • DNC entry             :           2063/01/16
  • Hobby                    :           Painting and study
  • Cause of disability:  CP    

Rajiv comes from kaski in the west of Nepal.  His family is extremely poor farmer.  He suffered CP by birth to both legs are not well for standing.

 

RoshanROSHAN RANA

  • Date of birth         :           2057/04/12
  • ome address         :           Mankamana-3, Syangja
  • Parents name        :           Manju Rana
  • Study class             :           4
  • DNC entry             :           2070/08/22
  • Hobby                    :           Painting and study
  • Cause of disability:  CP    

Roshan is from Syangja district..  He has Cerebral Palsy and is unable to walk. His farther went to maleshiya country and he was not come from and his mother has been taking care in home alone and she could not success to provide physiotherapy services

 

SabinaSABINA BHATTARAI

  • Date of birth         :           2054/09/13
  • Home address       :           Chilkhaya-1, Kalikot
  • Parents name        :           Kanchhi Bhattarai
  • Study class             :           3
  • DNC entry             :           2068/03/32
  • Hobby                    :           Painting and study
  • Cause of disability:           

  Sabina ina was found on the Kathmandu ring road where her mother left her every day with a packet of biscuits and a bottle of water.  The mother had to work on a building site to support her and her 2 brothers.  At the age of 4 she started to lose feeling in her legs Sabina was found on the Kathmandu ring road where her mother left her every day with a packet of biscuits and a bottle of water.  The mother had to work on a building site to support her and her 2 brothers.  At the age of 4 she started to lose feeling in her legs and eventually became paralyzed from the waist down.  It was discovered that she had a benign tumor of the spine which has now been removed.  She had never been to school but is very bright and will start school in April 2012.

 

SamjaySANJAYA TAMANG

  • Date of birth         :           2054/10/13
  • Home address       :           Dhowakot-1, Dhading
  • Parents name        :           Uktumaya Tamang
  • Study class             :           9
  • DNC entry             :           2061/05/05
  • Hobby                    :           Painting and study
  • Cause of disability:           

Life for a disabled child can be extremely difficult. Apart from the hardships of everyday life, there is usually very little access to any medical care when needed and little education about the need or possibility of treating certain conditions. Getting to and from school, on steep mountain tracks, can be impossible for a disabled child. In addition there may be a belief that suffering from a disability is a punishment from a previous incarnation and therefore does not require treatment. Most of the disabilities that the children at New Life suffer from would be entirely preventable or treatable in a western culture. Severe burns to young children are a common occurrence in rural areas. Parents are forced to go out to work and may have to leave babies in the care of other very young children. The communal living space in the house includes a stove with an open fire into which the children can easily fall. Untreated burns frequently result in severe contractures causing loss of mobility and deformity. Accidental injuries are very often not treated because medical help may be several days walk away. Fractured limbs and wounds may be left to heal on their own accord resulting in deformity and chronic infection that may necessitate later amputation. Accidental injuries are very often not treated because medical help may be several days walk away. Fractured limbs and wounds may be left to heal on their own accord resulting in deformity and chronic infection that may necessitate later amputation. Birth defects may be hereditary or can sometimes be caused by mothers, who through lack of education, unwittingly take medication or toxic substances during the pregnancy that cause damage to the growing fetus. Polio is also a common disease in Nepal and many children suffer from post-polio syndrome

 

SarswotiSARAWATI DEVKOTA

  • Date of birth         :           2057/09/12
  • Home address       :           Raku-9, Kalikot
  • Parents name        :           Mana Devkota
  • Study class             :           8
  • DNC entry             :           2067/09/10
  • Hobby                    :           Painting and study
  • Cause of disability:           

Saraswoti comes from a farming family Kalikot in the far west.  As a baby she got viral elephantiasis in her right leg resulting in an above-knee amputation and will be fitted with an artificial leg.  Since her home is a 2 hour walk from school, DNC has decided to take her permanently.  At present she is in a government school. She misses her family but is very active and well done.

 

SujanSUJAN NEUPANE

  • Date of birth         :           2055/07/02
  • Home address       :           Ratmate-7, Newakot
  • Parents name        :           Ishowar Prasad Neupane
  • Study class             :           5
  • DNC entry             :           2069/12/14
  • Hobby                    :           Painting and study
  • Cause of disability:           

Sujan comes from Nuwakot District. The families who are very poor have any children and it was difficult to look after him. An American friend of Rob Rose met his family and wanted to help him so they are sponsoring him at DNC. It was very hard for Sujan to leave his family and he missed them a lot but he is now very happy to be at DNC and has been home to visit his family.  Although reluctant at first, he is now going to school and seems Diagnosis is unclear but he cannot walk unaided and may benefit from physiotherapy.  

 

SubashSUBASH NEPALI

  • Date of birth         :           2056/04/21
  • Home address       :           Kathmanu-2,
  • Parents name        :           Nepali
  • Study class             :          2
  • DNC entry             :           2064/05/21
  • Hobby                    :           Painting and study
  • Cause of disability:         CP

Subhash comes from Kathmandu in the center of Nepal.  His family is extremely poor farmers. He suffered CP by birth. 

 

SunitaSUNITA TAMANG

  • Date of birth         :           2056/09/23
  • Home address       :           Sipapokhare-2, Sindhupalkochowk
  • Parents name        :           Kamala Tamang
  • Study class             :           4
  • DNC entry             :           2070/08/22
  • Hobby                    :           Painting and study
  • Cause of disability:           

Sunita comes from Sindhupalchowk in the center of Nepal.  Her family is extremely poor farmers. She suffered bad burns case to both her feet which had to be amputated.  She is now fitted with special boots.  

 

SunitasSUNITA SADA

  • Date of birth         :           2054/08/25
  • Home address       :           Sunsari-2
  • Parents name        :           Sada
  • Study class             :           3
  • DNC entry             :           2071/04/21
  • Hobby                    :           Painting and study
  • Cause of disability:   CP

Sunita comes from Sunsari in the eastern of Nepal.  Her family is extremely poor farmers. She suffered CP problem by birth.

 

SusmaSUSHMA KARKI

  • Date of birth         :           2058/09/04
  • Home address       :           Sipapakhola-2, Sindhupalchowk
  • Parents name        :           puranjal Dhakal
  • Study class             :           7
  • DNC entry             :           2062/08/22
  • Hobby                    :           Painting and study
  • Cause of disability:           

Sunita comes from Shindhupalchowk  in the west of Nepal.  His family is extremely poor farmers.  He suffered bad burns case to both his feet which had to be amputated.  He is now fitted with special boots.

 

TikaTIKA GURAGAIN

  • Date of birth         :           2061/09/17
  • Home address       :           Ektin-1, Panchthar
  • Parents name        :           Dhan Kumari Guragain
  • Study class             :           3
  • DNC entry             :           2068/09/17
  • Hobby                    :           Painting and study
  • Cause of disability:            Club foot

 Tika comes from Panchther in the east of Nepal.  His family is extremely poor farmers.  He sufferedclub food to both his feet which had to be amputated.  He is now fitted with special boots.

 

UmeshUMESH SHAHI

 

  • Date of birth         :           2057/01/10
  • Home address       :           Dolpa-1
  • Parents name        :           Padam Shahi
  • Study class             :           8
  • DNC entry             :           2061/01/12
  • Hobby                    :           Painting and study
  • Cause of disability:            Barn Case

Umesh comes from Rukum in the mid- western of Nepal.  His family is extremely poor farmers.  He suffered bad burns case to both his feet which had to be amputated.  He is now fitted with special boots