When the earthquake shook the Himalayas, eight-year-old Pria’s home fell on top of her. She survived, but her leg was badly injured. Our team in Nepal had just finished seeing patients for the day when Pria’s father carried her up to our team, asking for help.
Pria and her family live high in the Himalayas, higher up than where our medical team has been based in the village of Thampalchap. Just to reach this location, it’s several hours by car and a couple more hours by foot from Nepal’s capital Kathmandu. This is a remote and rugged land. Pria’s father had carried her on his back, hiking four hours to reach our team.
Our team had also hiked to this location. To reach this village, the team backpacked in, carrying everything needed to survive in the mountains and carrying all of the supplies needed to run medical clinics.
As it happened, our medical team had already seen a few dozen patients this day and had finished when Pria arrived on her father’s back. Our team took care of her, of course, seeing to her injured leg, providing the medical care she needed.