Monday, October 13, 2008

Asha again....

Of all of the people that I met and photographed at Shanti Sewa Griha, 10 year old Asha touched me the most. Deaf and blind, she is also likely retarded from the neglect and malnutrition that she suffered before she was left on Shanti's doorstep 4 years ago. Like so many of Nepal's severely disabled children, her diagnosis has not been clearly determined. She remains isolated, even while the community of Shanti includes her to the best of its potential. With little resources to provide the kind of full-time care that she needs, she is often left alone.

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