Seven years ago, Alo Rani received a leprosy diagnosis, she was experiencing skin lesions, as well as anesthetic hands and feet which risked further complications and disabilities.
She completed multidrug therapy treatment successfully but reoccurring ulcers meant that she needed regular visits to hospital to help manage her condition. She was unaware of the self-care and exercises that could be carried out at home to help manage her condition. As a result, within a short period of time she developed more significant disabilities in her hands and feet and repeatedly suffered from ulcers on her feet. Life had become very difficult.
Now she is a member of Golap Self-Care Practice Group of Lepra Bangladesh. After joining the group, she received training on how to manage her condition at home. Now she is practicing the techniques learnt in the group, she has no ulcers and her condition is improving dramatically. She is reportedly much happier now and she is grateful to be a part of the Golap Self-Care Practice Group and Lepra Bangladesh.