Sri Lanka

Tharindu Hasanga – December 2009 Visit

December 30, 2009

Real Medicine Foundation Project Coordinator Mrs. Stephney Minerva Fernando and Real Medicine Foundation Accountant Mr. Nishantha Sadakelum participated in the trip to Ruhuna Medical College at Karapitiya Hospital on December 23rd along with patients Sachini, Madumekala and Tharindu, who were accompanied by relatives. They met with Mrs. Shanuki from Baurs Company and Professor Sujeewa and his assistant, Dr. Mrs. Priyanga Burhan.

Tharindu Hasanga

Real Medicine Foundation began providing support to Tharindu four years ago to treat his Familial Hypercholesterolemia, which if left untreated could be lead to cardiac arrest in early adulthood. Having lost his mother, in Tsunami and his having his father abandoned him soon afterwards, Tharindu went to live with his aunt, Mrs. Jenita Muthumala in Moraketi-Ara (pictured below right.)

Along with the other children in the program, he reports to Ruhuna Medical College every three months. His blood profile is reviewed and if necessary, his dosage is augmented to keep his cholesterol levels stable. Real Medicine Foundation also provides him with a food parcel each month, which includes fruits, vegetables and grains.

With the support of Real Medicine Foundation, Tharindu is able to lead a healthy life without the concern for his treatment. Presently, he is enrolled at the Technical College at Beliatta, Tangalle in a one year Motor Mechanic Training course.

Continue following Tharindu's progress here.