Text HEAL to 70660 and give £5 Stop a child with leprosy becoming disfigured. Leprosy doesn’t kill. But it does take hands and feet. It does mean children with leprosy will gradually become disfigured, disabled and shunned. Unless they are treated fast. Because leprosy can be cured. Could you heal a child, with a gift to Lepra? "I used to keep my hand hidden in my pocket." With your help, we can reach a child before their leprosy really takes hold. Someone like you gave a donation that helped us find Dinesh. In time. "When my school friends saw the patches on my skin, they told me to not play with them. They started keeping away from me, so I used to keep my hand, which was changing shape, hidden in my pocket. I felt very lonely." Then we found Dinesh, when one of our health outreach camps visited his village in Madhya Pradesh. One of our doctors diagnosed leprosy and gave him medication to treat the disease, he also immediately referred Dinesh for reconstructive surgery on his hand which had started to claw due to the effects of leprosy. We then showed Dinesh exercises to make sure his hand would get better. And he joined a class to learn how to count and write his name, as he had missed so much schooling as a result of leprosy. Now Dinesh is now playing cricket! "My classmates want to play with me again!" How Lepra helps children with Leprosy With your help, we can reach a child before they are disfigured by leprosy. Our local healthworkers go out into villages They find children hidden away because of stigma We encourage parents to bring them to our clinics Our doctors diagnose them And our doctors and healthworkers give them free medication that treats them We also fund reconstructive surgery to correct any damage already caused by the disease To combat stigma and encourage people to spot leprosy early and come for treatment, we also hold workshops in schools Donate online Text costs £5+ network charge. Lepra receives 100% of your donation. Obtain bill payers permission. Donor support 01206 216700. Charity No 213251. Read full T&Cs.