Support for Paralyzed Young Man in Nepal

Kevin and Cynthia Weldon

Field Directors - Nepal
July 12, 2021

BMDMI Nepal extends critical support to a paralyzed young man from Jumla.

     Dinesh Nepal is a 23 year-old newlywed from Jumla where he and his new wife lived in their traditional village family home. Homes in this region are more often than not just mud and timber style homes with a roof consisting of flat wooden beams covered in 3 or 4 feet of tightly packed mud and straw. The homes are often joined together at the roofline and it is not uncommon to see a row of 15 to 20 homes in a row linked together by a common roof. Because these homes are built on the sides of very rugged terrain, the homes will be terraced down the hillside. They are a beautiful sight to behold and the villages look exactly what you would expect a National Geographic photo shoot to look like. The way everyone gains access to their home is via hand-hued log ladders. The word ladder is being applied very liberally here since the “ladders” are merely logs with small foot notches carved into them. The elderly, expectant mothers, and kids alike traverse up and down these village ladders day after day and time after time. We often times remark when we are trying to climb up and down these ladders that it is a wonder everyone doesn’t fall off and get injured. Unfortunately for Dinesh that is exactly what happened to him one evening as he returned home from working in the fields.
     Married for just a little over four months, Dinesh was rendered completely paralyzed from the neck down after his fall that fateful evening. In a mere moment of inattention, an already difficult life in the village, was made even more difficult by being completely paralyzed from the fall. As you can imagine, caring for a loved one in this condition in a remote village was no easy task for Dinesh’s wife. By God’s grace, we were able to intervene in their care and provide the physical therapy and nursing care that is enabling Dinesh and his wife to live as normal a life as is possible in his village. We have been able to provide extensive medical care to treat his pressure ulcers that had become infected almost down to his bones. After months and months of physical therapy Dinesh has even reported that he is beginning to gain sensation in his hands. We praise God for this miracle and for allowing us to be a part of Dinesh and his family’s life. We are praying that God will use this unfortunate event and our meeting to open their hearts to the Gospel and to the love that the great physician has for them. We thank you for making all of this possible and for your prayers on behalf of Dinesh and his wife.
Kevin and Cynthia Weldon
Field Directors