Alisha was born the fourth daughter to a poor family in Jaipur, India. A family with four daughters is remarkable because of the local cultural pressure to practice female infanticide in favor of sons. Unfortunately, Alisha was born with ‘exstrophy of bladder’ which only added to the family’s difficult daily living circumstances.
When Alisha was about 3-4 years old, the family attended a Save Kids Trust medical clinic in their informal housing settlement. Dr. Sharwan was able to help the family immediately through counseling and quickly called on his resources of donated cash, volunteer doctors and nurses, and reduced hospital costs to schedule the surgeries needed to help Alisha.
Through the intervention of Save Kids Trust, Alisha has received all five surgeries she needed to restore her body and pursue a normal life.
In 2014, Dr. Sharwan sent this update, “Alisha and her family are doing fine. We keep in touch often. She is a great testimony to her whole village... Alisha is now going to school and is in second grade. She wants to become a doctor and help save kids!”
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