A year ago Kapila, 17, was in a car accident and sustained major burns. She was referred to hospital in Kathmandu where she had her right arm amputated, and both legs below the knee.
Unable to walk, she had to crawl to get around. She was advised to go to INF's Green Pastures Hospital and Rehabilitation Centre for people with disabilities in Pokhara. At Green Pastures she was assessed and it became clear that she would need corrective surgery to be able to wear prosthetic limbs. After surgery she was measured for two below-knee artificial legs, but initially could only stand for a few seconds - only having one upper limb meant she could only use one crutch. With encouragement from her mother, Kapila can now walk confidently, even on rough ground and without a stick. At Green Pastures she has also been fitted with an articial arm which she is getting used to.
'Kapila has been very moved by achieving things she and her family thought were impossible,' says Green Pastures Superintendent Sandra Boone. 'She now wants to continue her studies and get into health care herself.'