Please help us show that every person matters this Christmas
At INF, our desire is that no one who needs help should be turned away. As we are looking forward to Christmas, I’d like to share Om's story with you.
For Om life was bleak. Born into the lowest caste he was called untouchable and not allowed to get near higher caste people.
Life got worse when Om had an accident. He injured his leg and, as he couldn’t afford treatment, the wound got worse. The tissue in his leg started to blacken and die. When his wife brought him to Green Pastures Hospital he was barely conscious, his leg rotten from the thigh. Om was close to death.
But the staff at Green Pastures changed everything.
Om had a series of operations to amputate his leg and reconstruct the thigh. He was fitted with a prosthetic limb and, throughout his stay, Om was visited by peer counsellors and staff from social services - people he could relate to, who helped him to understanding the choices he had.
could support the mental and emotional needs of a patient by meeting a peer counsellor
could pay for a patient’s treatment and care for three days in hospital
could buy the food for a patient in hospital for six weeks
These are examples of how your gift could make a difference. It will be used for INF’s work where the need is greatest.
Why we're asking you to help this christmas
When Om arrived at Green Pastures he was an outcast, too poor to pay for his treatment. But he was not sent away!
Thanks to INF’s Poor Fund Om was able receive the treatment that saved his live. He was professionally cared for, treated with dignity and respect. He and his wife learned about the God who loves them. They learned that they matter.
Staff at INF work tirelessly for those who are poor and sick. Om’s story is one of many examples of how a life can be transformed, a person’s dignity and self-worth restored. Everybody is important to God. Everybody matters. No one should be turned away.
“Patients should get the best treatment that resources allow – clean wards, kind nurses, kind doctors. We want to give them a complete treatment and be able to share God’s love.”
Dr Dipak Maharjan [who treated Om]