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Jigme’s Hand

9 year old Jigme lost his hand, and nearly his life, because he lived several weeks away from medical help, and antibiotics, in Kathmandu. His story underscores the desperate need for a small hospital in Karang or Saldang that is open year round. 

Enjoy the video. His joy is contagious! Altitude Project initiated contact with Victoria Hand Project and I was privileged to be with Jigme in Kathmandu for the final fitting of his new prosthetic hand. I met with him 2 months later and he said it is so much like a real hand that he sometimes forgets that it is a prosthetic. 

Huge thanks to Victoria Hand Project and Amit Ratna’s Limb Care Clinic in Kathmandu. Also to Google for providing grant money for this life changing project.

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