In a remote village in Bihar, twenty-six-year-old Chand (Name Changed) earned very little money by serving as a cook in a small hotel. He hardly earned to feed everyone in their large family. To add to his hardship, he lost sensation in his hands and faced huge problems while cooking. One day, red patches appeared on his body. He and his family had no idea about his condition and were upset. He developed blisters in his hands due to handling of hot objects while cooking. He was taken to the nearest Government Hospital where they diagnosed him with Leprosy and advised him to undertake Multidrug therapy for a year but he was already deformed and could not carry out his regular work.
One of the staff from Damien Foundation came across Chand and counselled him to undertake reconstructive surgery for his left hand. After a lot of counselling, finally, his family took him to DFIT hospital in Rudrapura, Dehri-on-Sone. He was operated and his left-hand deformity was corrected. DFIT helped him to complete his treatment by providing physiotherapy and motivated him to move forward in his life. As part of support to his livelihood, Damien Foundation offered him Rs.20,000/- to set up a provision store in his village. His wife supports him and remains as his backbone and helps him with his business. Chand is happy for the support provided by DFIT which has changes his personal and social life. He is now eagerly waiting for his next surgery for his right hand.