Khagisara comes from a poor village in Nepal's Surkhet District and suffers from epilepsy. In the past her family have taken her to a witch doctor for treatment. She recently had an epileptic fit while she was alone preparing food and fell into the kitchen fire, burning both her legs severely. Some time later her mother-in-law found her and pulled her from the fire, saving her life.
Treatment was not possible in the village. It took her family three days to raise a loan equivalent to US$275, enabling them to transport her to Bheri Zonal Hospital in Nepalgunj and buy medicines. The money was used up within a week. However, Bishnu Bhattarai, the INF patient advocate at the hospital, was able to help Khagisara and a carer with money from an INF 'poor fund', enabling them to have the food and medicines needed for recovery.
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