Sri Lanka

Sachini’s Dream Come True

January 15, 2007

One such child that Real Medicine now sponsors, is Sachini. Sachini is actually a young woman of seventeen with all of the dreams of a bright future ahead. However Sachini’s life is different from other girls her age. Due to a growth hormone deficiency Sachini has the “bone age” of a ten year old. Graduating from High School presents enough challenges but having to live with this reality creates exponential stress. What makes her case more challenging is that because of her age, the window of time left for her to grow before puberty sets in is short. Therefore her Drs. have recommended that she receive double the course currently being administered to take full advantage of the time remaining.

Although grateful for our support, Sachini lived each day knowing that her chances for growth were limited by her age. After months of concern that she may not have the best chance to grow, we were happy to inform her that we have been able to secure funding to optimize the time remaining for treatment. The additional treatment for Sachini costs are $2400 annually but her joy in knowing that she is receiving the best chance possible to grow is priceless.