Sri Lanka

Update from the Field

October 31, 2006

Minerva Fernando and Dr. Martina Fuchs

Tharindu Hasanga is now visiting 9th grade at Seenimodara Junior School in Tangalle. He is very active and creative and gets good grades. The handicraft on the photo below, a living room decoration was created by him.

Tharindu continues to do well under the treatment with lipid lowering drugs. His aunt and guardian, Ginta Muthumala takes him to the clinic at Karapitiya Hospital in Galle once per month to see Prof. Sujeewa Amarasena, the Head of the Department of Pediatrics of the University of Ruhuna in Galle, who oversees his treatment. Prof. Amarasena provides his lab results to Real Medicine on a regular basis.

We decided to support Tharindu's family, who is extremely poor, in providing additional food for Tharindu to supplement his medical treatment in the most effective way.

Thank you very much to our generous donors, who are making sure that Tharindu's treatment will be taken care of for the next years to come! We will keep you posted on his progress.