Sanjaya Lama, 22yrs old lived in a small shack with his mother, father and two brothers in Janakpur District. His two brothers were troublesome. Both these brothers were alcoholic. Not only would they spend their family’s little income drinking but would also indulge in gambles. Every time they would lose, they would raid and rob their own parents. Most of the days, when their parents refused to give them money, they would beat them ruthlessly. Sanjaya Lama’s mother was already a sick lady. Understanding the situation and the needs of their family, he had to marry at a very young age. To earn a living and feed their family, Sanjaya along with his old father started working at a furniture store. They would earn Nrs. 15000 per month; still it would be insufficient to run their family considering the two brothers act. To improve the state of their family’s financial condition, Sanjaya decided to work abroad.
For this he had to undergo a medical test where he was diagnosed with a heart disease. The medical team referred him to Shahid Gangalal National Heart Center, Kathmandu. Upon his admission in the hospital, he was diagnosed with Rheumatic Heart Disease and also needed a Valve Replacement. Apprehensive about the cost that it would incur, Sanjaya could not hold back his tears. Dr. Raamesh Koirala then informed him about the government’s aid he could avail with the required documents. Sanjaya also learnt of Jayanti Memorial Trust through him. Dr. Raamesh Koirala recommended Sanjaya to the Trust, thus he received a free Valve. Sanjaya was successfully operated and he says that he would take special care by undergoing a lifestyle modification.