Friends of Himalayan Health & Hearing
The Friends of Himalayan Health & Hearing was created as an informal avenue by which to offer compassionately based, independent support for disadvantaged persons who need a “lift up” to get them (or keep them) going on a sustainable path.
These activities are funded independently and not part of the formal Himalayan Health & Hearing Inc. A separate bank account has been established for donations to the Friends of HH&H.
These funds are not subject to application for tax concessions, but of course are documented for transparency’s sake. They are not included in Himalayan Health & Hearing Inc. accounts.
Donations are always welcome and can be made through our Paypal account.
Some of the Friend’s Activities
Assistance for individuals is considered on a person by person basis. The Friends of HH&H of course cannot be all things to all people, yet we aim to provide what help we can, when we can.
Kumari’s Story – When we first met Kumari, she was a patient in Shechen Hospice. She had been raped, inhaled poison, and retreated to her bed for so long that she had developed terrible bedsores. Worse, she had given up all hope of life.
Friends of HH&H have taken Kumari under their wing, initially providing comfort, additional nutrition, supplements and support. As she improved, a wheelchair was provided to facilitate her mobility. Kumari improved to the point where she was no longer considered a palliative care patient and a new home was needed.
Wheel Difference Chairs
Through NAHOH’s connections, the Friends of HH&H was asked if we could assist a family where a brother and sister were in need of new wheelchairs.
Devina & Yogesh used to have to share the “wheeled chair” but now have folding wheelchairs of their own so they can be mobile inside & outside their home. They were also recipients of some very fluffy comforts!
Being a conduit for the caring and concern of others, through delivery of fluffy toys, blankets, hand-knitted jumpers, brings a smile to the faces of those who receive, as well as the knowledge that someone is thinking of them.
PA Nepal -Prisoner Assistance Nepal
PA Nepal’s mission is to rid prisons of unnecessary suffering and hardship, in particular the suffering experienced by innocent children and prisoners who are poor and disadvantaged. It wants to help transform prisons into places that work to help prisoners build worthwhile and rewarding futures.
NAHOH and Himalayan Health & Hearing Inc. are currently developing ear health camps for the children and adults supported by PA Nepal, as well as providing direct assistance (eg donated books) to the children being cared for by PA Nepal.