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March 01, 2018

An Update on Baby Aruna

We had the sweetest visitor at Kopila this week! Do you remember baby Aruna? Back in 2015, all of you took action to save this little girl's life as she suffered from a kidney disease. You kept her in your thoughts, spread the word, donated money, recommended doctors in Kathmandu, and brought warm meals to Aruna and her mother in the hospital.

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March 18, 2017

Too Young for Surgery

A local pediatrician was talking about a case with me the other day about a three day old child who is suffering from a birth defect. This baby girl was born on February 26, 2017 in a remote village of Surkhet. Her father is 20 and mother is 18.

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February 11, 2017

Update on Kanchi’s Children

UPDATE: all three of Kanchi's children tested negative for TB!!! Thank goodness.

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June 28, 2016

Today was hard

Today was hard. It’s about 100 degrees and there’s no way to escape the heat.

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November 10, 2015

Baby Aruna’s Story

The last few weeks have been some of the busiest and hardest of my life. There were a lot of days when I woke up anxious and didn't know how I would possibly make it through the day. There are so many things about this work that are difficult and long and hard that I can't even talk about. But then there are moments like this one, with baby Aruna, that give me so much hope in humanity. And I think yes, this is why we do it. We all pulled together from around the world and saved this baby girl's life this week. I am so proud of us. I am so eternally grateful and so is baby Aruna.

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