My name is Hira Devi Nepali (14 years). I live in Ruga-4, Mugu. I study in class seven at Shree Masta Lower Secondary School, Tharpa. Our economic condition was very weak. My father used to work as a daily wage labourer. Although, we have a small plot of land, but the production wasn’t sufficient to sustain ourselves the year round. To supplement the family income, we always had to explore alternative means. Therefore, I would go to the mountains to collect Yarchagumbha (a kind of Himalayan herb). I will never forget a terrible accident that I met with while we were on our way to collect Yarcha. I slipped on the snow and my right leg got injured badly. It took us three days to reach the nearest hospital. Unfortunately, the resident doctor could not treat the injury and referred me to Nepalgunj Zonal Hospital.
Due to unavailability of fast means of transportation, we had to walk all the way to Nepalgunj and it took us almost a week to reach there. It was possible for us to go to Nepalgunj as Good Neigbors paid for all of the expenses of my treatment including my family’s transportation. As, I couldn’t get proper treatment quickly, I lost my right leg. It was very difficult walking with the support of others. I felt disabled and in need.
Good Neighbors again supported me to go to Kathmandu for further treatment and finally I got a prosthetic leg. Now, I feel happy as I can perform my work independently. Though I am disabled physically but not mentally and I am in good health. After the treatment, I got a new life. Thank you very much Good Neighbors, for giving me a new lease on life