the story of Calcutta Jooli

22-year-old Jooli's hand in Calcutta curved so much in 3 years

Jooli Murabanda, 22, is married with a 3-year-old daughter. She is illiterate. She lives in a slum area of Kolkata. Her husband, father-in-law and mother-in-law work as day labourers. Jooli's husband supports her small family on a weekly income of about Rs 2,500 (10,000). When she was pregnant with her daughter, she noticed blisters and spots on her left and then on both hands. Then her fingers started to curl. Within 3 years she had almost completely lost her ability to work. He feels no pain and can hardly move his fingers or exert force with them. He didn't do much about it. However, when he recently became almost completely unable to work, he went to the Medical University Clinic. From there, he was sent on to the Premananda Hospital of the Lepramism Mission in Calcutta, the best place! Jooli's husband, father-in-law and mother-in-law are a joy in her distress and support her through her illness. That's half the victory! So there is every hope that soon after the operation she will be able to use her hands and carry out her daily tasks, including looking after her 3-year-old daughter! And that is a complete victory!

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