Completely cure, care for and restore one person affected by leprosy, like Anjali.
For Anjali, a young girl from Bihar, north-east India, she first felt tingling and pain in her left hand and a numb patch appeared on her left elbow. One day in school she touched a finger, and did not feel anything.
“School was hard because I couldn’t hold a pen. It became more and more difficult,” she reflects.
In Bihar the winters are very severe, with temperatures dropping to freezing and the only source of heat is often just a small fire. One day, after she had been sitting by the fire for some time, Anjali was horrified to see that both her feet were covered in blisters. They were very badly burned but she hadn’t felt a thing!
Her family rushed her to the local hospital but the staff would not treat her because she has leprosy.
Poor Anjali had terrible open sores on her feet at this point and her family had to make the two hour journey on public transport to reach the Leprosy Mission’s Muzaffarpur hospital. Her feet were becoming infected.
When you become a Cure One supporter, you will have the incredible experience setting someone like Anjali completely free from leprosy.
The process involves medicine; desperately needed hospital care; and assistance to restore the person back to their community, through education and/or training for a livelihood.
If you require any assistance you can call Kiri within business hours on 0800 862 873. She will be more than happy to organise your payments over the phone, or send you out the appropriate forms.
As a Cure One supporter, we will keep you closely connected to Anjali's progress, as an example how your gifts are setting someone free to rebuild their life after leprosy.
Cure, Care, Restore
Just $20 a month will Cure Anjali - you will help ensure leprosy is detected early and provide the course of medicine that eradicates leprosy.
For $29 a month you can help Cure and Care for Anjali, which means your gifts will also treat leprosy's physical damage. Anjali needs a long stay in hospital to heal the wounds on her feet, and for intensive physiotherapy.
Or for $36 a month you will Cure, Care for and Restore – help Anjali overcome rejection and stigma. In Anjali’s case we need to get her back into school and help her father start to earn again – the whole family has sacrificed so much to support her.
Your help is absolutely vital to someone like Anjali, because there is no way they can afford the care they need to overcome leprosy in their life.
Leprosy is curable. Curing leprosy simply involves a course of medicine taken over a few months. We are the first generation to have a cure. We are now within sight of a world without leprosy.
In the last 30 years, 15 million people have been cured of leprosy. But there are still 5 million people living with this feared disease. You can help free the world of leprosy forever, by signing up to Cure One today.