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Khendo and Nirmala: Friendship and rehabilitation

Emergency Rehabilitation
Nepal

Meet 6-year-old Khendo and Nirmala, 7, from Nepal. They first met at Bir Hospital in Kathmandu after they both tragically lost a leg in the earthquake that struck the country in April 2015. For the last three months they have laughed together, gone through their rehabilitation together and awaited their new prosthetic legs together. In that time they have formed a very special bond.

Khendo and Nirmala in the garden at the Bir Hospital's trauma centre, Kathmandu. Nepal.

Khendo and Nirmala in the garden at the Bir Hospital's trauma centre, Kathmandu. Nepal. | © J. Mouton/Handicap International

These lovely photos show the two girls during rehabilitation sessions and playing in the hospital's garden, with their Handicap International physiotherapist, Sudan Rimal.

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Photos: © J. Mouton/Handicap International, © Sudan Rimal/Handicap International, © Handicap International

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Date published: 17/07/15

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