Stories

Parkinson’s disease advocacy in Nepal

May 13, 2018

Diagnosed with Parkinson’s at 26, Banita Khanal was shocked to discover that there were no Parkinson’s support groups in her country, Nepal. Faced with poor economic resources, widespread ignorance of the condition and a blockade on medication from the Indian government, Banita recalls how she overcame these tough challenges to take matters into her own […]

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Some Popular faces of Parkinson’s in Nepal

Beloved Nepalese singer Late Tara Devi, who sang about patriotism and love suffered from Parkinson’s disease, which lead her to quit her career when she became unable to speak freely and move properly.   Legendary composer who also composed Nepali national anthem and lyricist as well as a singer Ambar Gurung suffered from diabetes and […]

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कता जादैछ दाता का पैसा? हामी कता जाने ?

May 9, 2018

“व्हील्चेर सम्बन्धी रिसर्च त गर्नु हुन्छ होला नी?” मैले सोधे “गर्छौ” ।उहाले भन्नुभयो “हेर्नुस्! पार्किन्सन्स् का रोगी लाई औसधी भनेको व्हील्चेर जस्तै हो, जसरी खुट्टा नभाको ब्यक्तिलाई हिंड्न लाई व्हील्चएर चाहिन्छ, त्यसरिनै पार्किन्सन्स्का रोगिलाई हिंड्नलाई औषधी चाहिन्छ ।“ मैले भने फेरी उहाले भन्नुभयो, “हेर्नुस् औषधी सँग सम्बन्धित रिसर्च त डाक्टर हरुले गर्ने हो, हामी त […]

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My Diagnosis – Madan Krishna Shrestha

April 27, 2018

  I was in the shooting of a film named “Hasideu ekfera”, I felt a mild pain in my waist. It didnt go for sometime. Then I called a doctor. He prescribed me a painkiller, but it didnt help. I was again in Nepalgunj that I noticed a pain in my right hand.  One of […]

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Empathize, don’t sympathize

February 7, 2018

I recently released a documentary for raising awareness about Parkinson disease in Nepal. Along with me there were three other Parkinson’s patients sharing their stories. The one and only reason for this documentary was to raise awareness. To some extent we did it. The screening event received about 80 audiences. Top media houses in Nepal […]

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Living with Parkinson, Banita Khanal

February 6, 2018

It’s a story of struggle, diagnosis, acceptance and life with Parkinson’s in a developing country Nepal.

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