Kalus is an 8-year-old boy from a small village between Pokhara and Kathmandu in Nepal, who could not use his left hand due to a burn sustained when he was a baby.
For years, the family did not seek medical attention, simply because they did not realize that
anything could be done to help.
In October 2012, Kalus and his mother met Dr. Shankar Rai, ReSurge’s partner in Nepal, who performed surgery to restore the use of
his left hand. A week after the
surgery, Dr. Rai drove to Kalus’s
village. A big smile lit Kalus’s
face as the vehicle approached
and he recognized a familiar
face. Dr. Rai examined Kalus’s
healing hand and gave the young
boy some advice about working
hard in school.
The surgery went very well, and
he is expected to recover good
use of his hand. Kalus will go
back to the hospital for follow-up
visits and physical therapy in the
future. In the meantime, Kalus
continues to do very well in
school, excelling in writing and