We first met Sujan in March this year when he followed us around wanting some children's sunglasses we had. Sujan is badly crossed eyed and can only see straight ahead by covering one eye and turning his head. He is also very poor. Medical treatment was out of the questions as the mother had no money for this. After we returned home a sponsor offered to help Sujan's family. Kamal has just brought Sujan and his mother to Kathmandu. They have spent two days this week at the eye hospital seeing doctors. It may be too late to help Sujan and he will eventually lose his sight. Apparently even two years ago they could have successfully operated. They have prescribed some glasses for him for two months and then he will be reassessed by the doctor. Hopefully they will be able to operate and help him. We will have to wait and see. Today he went home to Pokhara with his mother. They both had some new clothes and shoes which they badly needed.
In spite of rain and cold weather the garage sale was a success and we raised $1,723.00.
Thank you to all who donated and to those who helped out. Without all of you it would not have been possible. The money will be used for extra projects in the way of tuition, extra family needs, medical help etc. I will give details as these things happen. The guess the amount contest was won by Sandra Whiting who guessed the exact amount.
I still have a lot left over so I am having another sale in Duncan on June 30th. If any local sponsors would like to help out at this it would be wonderful. I realize it is a long weekend but I need a week's break.
These are photos I have just received from the SBCH. You will notice that we have new children and now have a total of 17.
Thank you to all those that sent me suggestions for the doll. We have decided that a raffle would be best especially as that is what the donor had suggested. If any local sponsors would be willing to sell a book of tickets it would be appreciated. They are in books of 10 and are $2.00 each or 3 for $5.00. I have added a 2nd and 3rd prize also. 2nd is a leather knapsack from Nepal and 3rd a wool Nepali hat. The draw date is Sept. 1st.
Garage sale is happening this Saturday June 16 and Sunday 17th. If you have any stuff to drop off it can be taken to 2167 Calais Rd. off Lakes going towards Herd. Garage sale times are 8am to 2pm. Thanks to all who have donated so far.