After seeking medical advice in Nepal, the Trust agreed to fund Poonam, to go to India for assessment and appropriate treatment, Neurocysticercosis is a specific form of cysticercosis which is caused by larvae of tapeworm in the brain. Cysts formed by the infection grow within the brain causing fits or epileptic seizures. Poonam's condition was deteriorating fast and her family did not have the means to help her in any way.
The Nestling Trust would like to thank all staff of the Apollo Hospital, Delhi for their care, skills and dedication in helping Poonam recover. Our thanks also to Himshikhara, our partner NGO, for the big part they played in the organisation of this project.
Poonam is now back in school and leading a normal life, we wish her well..