Dipi was about to sell a kidney to raise money for his medical expenses when someone told him about NHEDF. This is the kind of thing we mean when we say we help patients who have no one else to turn to and nowhere else to go – NHEDF’s patients are almost always not just poor but in desperate circumstances.
Jhumu is a young girl with spina bifida. She was incontinent of both faeces and urine due to a tumour pressing on her spinal cord. NHEDF organised surgery for her and the faecal incontinence is now fixed but the urinary incontinence is not. It is not just fistula affected women that will benefit from the incontinence products that our Circles of Hope will make, but NHEDF patients too. We are hoping that her urinary incontinence will be cured in time through physio and bladder training and further investigations will be done as appropriate. Fingers crossed everyone!