Friday, October 25, 2013

Hospital Visit

A few of the children at Sam's House require annual visits to a special neurology hospital in Kathmandu.  This past week five children and two house mothers recently visited the capital city for their appointments.

Because of your support, the medical treatment the children at Sam's House receive is truly rare for most children in Nepal, let alone children living in orphanages.  Thanks to your support, we're able to provide our children with the best possible treatment so that they can live the most fulfilled lives possible.  From their hearts to your ears... thank you!

 Saran, Rina and Ritika in the cab.
 Waiting for the appointments -- a long way, but no one's complaining.
 Front door to National Institute of Neurology and Allied Sciences in Bansbari.
 Finally the time arrives... we hustle inside.
 Rina, Chija, and Ritika bunking together.
 We used a down day to visit Swayambhunath. Rina lighting a candle in a Buddhist gumba.
 Playing cards (Naraamro chimekki), waiting for dinner.
Mina watching some TV before bed time.

Lauren and Jesse -- Thank you!

This past summer former Sam's House volunteer, Lauren Morrison (who left her indelible mark on the house in the form of a mural that she painted with the children) wedded her long-time boyfriend and new UCLA law professor, Jesse Leuders.

For their wedding, Lauren and Jesse kindly asked their guests to make donations to Sam's House in their honor.  We are plainly moved by this gesture and cannot express our gratitude for the invaluable support this will provide to all the children.

Thank you Lauren and Jesse, from everyone at Sam's House.  Please come see us again soon!!!

The beautiful bride and groom on their special day!