Raut has severe cerebral palsy and is badly contractured. He has little coordination and is unable to hold things. He is fully dependent on others for all his daily activities such as dressing, washing and eating. Nevertheless, Suranjan is very bright and is going to school. However, as he is unable to write and his speech is very poor, he is unlikely to make much progress. With physiotherapy he has made slight improvements but is will never achieve complete independence. He was managing to propel himself backwards in his wheelchair with one foot but this was causing increased muscle spasticity. Volunteers from UK raised money to renovate an old electric wheelchair which he can manage incredibly well and it has revolutionized his life.
Min Bahadur Kumal: Min Bahadur had a spinal cord injury as a result of falling from a tree when he was 12 years old. He has multiple pressure sores and frequent urinary infections. He got primary treatment in Aappipal hospital, Gorkha and was transferred to Khagendra for further rehabilitation. He is happy to be with us and life would be impossible for him without our support.
Keshav Thapa was born in 1991 and came to Khagendra in 2011. He fell from a tree while helping his family in the village and broke his spine at T6. He is studying accounting at Bachelor level and hopes he can find a job as an accountant. Keshav is helpful to other residents, especially Krishna. He is also managing this web site
Rudra Lamichane was born in 1960 and came to Khagendra in 2012. He fell down the hill while cutting a grass on a steep slope in his village, Solukhumbu and injured his spine at T12.
As a child, Sabina Shrestha fell from the steps leading up to Swayambhu Nath Temple and broke her spine. She has no lower limb mobility and needs continual support. She often gets pressure sores and has frequent urinary infections. Despite this she is remarkably cheerful and is happy to be at KNLH. Following her accident, she was sent home and spent most of the time in a prone position with no therapy. Due to spasticity, she is now fixed in this position and has to live her life on a trolley – she can wheel herself around but needs help with everything except eating.
Rakesh Gwachha came Khagendra in 2010. He was born in 1989 and is from Bhaktapur and is physically disabled since birth. At present (2013) he is studying in class 8 . He wants to be a social worker after completing college.