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Kashi, a man who took the journey from patient to nurse

Sabrina Dangol
Copyright: Sabrina Dangol

50-year-old Kashi first arrived at Anandaban Hospital when he was just 11. He’d been living with leprosy, and suffering because of the stigma around this disease, for years. Even though he was only a child, Kashi’s village were so afraid of his leprosy that he was made to sleep in a cattle shelter.

Kashi’s transformation

When Kashi arrived at Anandaban, he was immediately greeted with warmth and kindness. In no time at all the hospital felt like home.
He became so much a part of the family that he decided to stay and train to be a nurse.

Honour and love in Kashi’s work

“My day starts and ends with the hospital,” Kashi says. “I dress patients’ wounds mainly, but I’ll help them with anything from cutting hair to bathing. I want to show them that being diagnosed with leprosy is not the end. At Anandaban, there is a new beginning.”

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