Khum is one of four siblings from a very impoverished family from Baglung in West Nepal. Khum was born with contracture on both knees, meaning they bent the wrong way. As he grew, Khum was unable to walk, and had to crawl on all four to get around. Khum’s father left home to seek seasonal employment in India, but had not come back for three years when Khum was admitted to the HRDC. The abandoned family was struggling for survival and Khum’s condition only made it more difficult for his mother. Khum was admitted to Honoree organization HRDC Nepal through a referral from a regional centre in Baglung. HRDC doctors were able to successfully correct his complex condition, and although he’s knees will never bend properly, he is able to walk on his feet. Khum wants to become a doctor when he grows up, and hopes to one day work at HRDC. Through HRDC’s education fund, they are sponsoring his education. More info: $200 can provide reconstructive surgery to a child like Khum and create an entirely new life.