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.
Pria was just one of so many people we helped in Nepal following the earthquake.
Help us help more.
A very large amount of medicine and supplies is on the way to Nepal for our medical team to use to treat survivors of the earthquake.
Heart to Heart International is shipping an Interagency Emergency Health Kit – IEHK – to our team on the ground in Nepal. The IEHK was purchased from IMRES, a company based in the Netherlands, and is a prepackaged emergency medical kit with enough medicine and supplies to provide healthcare for up to 10,000 people for a period of three months.
The IEHK for our Nepal Earthquake Relief is sponsored by FedEx, as well as our Medical Team’s mobile clinic equipment which will be arriving in Nepal shortly. The IEHK is expected to arrive in Nepal Saturday, May 2, ready to be pulled off the pallets and delivered into the field.
Please continue to support Nepal Earthquake Relief.
Our Advance Team has reached Nepal and is already at work coordinating our Nepal Earthquake Relief response, preparing the way for our Medical Team which will arrive soon.
Because of the earthquake damage, internet communications are sporadic. But our team was able to send back a few images of what it looks like on the ground in Nepal.
These pics are from the village of Kokona. Dr. Gary Morsch tells us there were about 20 deaths from the earthquake here. The village is essentially deserted, with those remaining sleeping outdoors due to the fear of more earthquakes. There was another aftershock here, which our team felt.
Passing by this alleyway, our team learned that five people had perished in the collapse of this home.
Dr. Morsch explains the photo above: “Delivering rice to a village where we saw so much destruction. The man in the Scout uniform is the village leader, and he asked for our medical team to come tomorrow. That means Sue and me, until the full medical team arrives!”
Our medical team – two doctors, three nurses and a paramedic – are scheduled to arrive Friday in Nepal.
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