Mohan, age 79, lives in Nepal with his wife, two sons, and daughter-in-law.
In April 2015, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake devastated the country, followed three weeks later by a 7.3 aftershock that inflicted further damage and casualties. Mohan’s home was destroyed, and over the next few months, he suffered two strokes that rendered him immobile.
More than 8,800 people lost their lives and over 2.8 million people were displaced in the disaster. Compounding these challenges was the destruction or damage of 1,147 medical facilities.
An organization called International Medical Corps (IMC) responded and has been engaged in the ongoing relief and recovery effort. IMC established a facility in Mohan’s area to reach more people who have limited access to medical support.
The need for long-term care and rehabilitation continues to rise as complications develop from injuries sustained in the disaster. With wheelchairs in high demand but short supply, a container of GEN_3 wheelchairs was sent to IMC, who has been strategically distributing them to people most in need— like Mohan, whom they also provided rehabilitation services to.
Mohan’s family expressed relief, gratitude, and excitement, hopeful for his continued recovery.
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