Ronald has been suffering from chronic leg and foot ulcers due to the tissue damage brought about by severe leprosy in the past years. Due to the COVID-19 general quarantine, he was unable to earn, to afford medications and wound dressings, and to follow-up at Philippine General Hospital. His leg ulcers became infected and worsened during the floods brought about by typhoons.
Fortunately, Ronald is a member of the PGH Hansen’s Club and his problem was immediately referred to the PALs4PALs Help Hotline COVID Assistance project. Medical assistance has reached Persons Affected by Leprosy through our joint project with the Sasakawa Health Foundation. With the assistance of the Dept. of Dermatology- Philippine General Hospital, Ronald received antibiotic creams, wound cleaning solution, and wound dressing materials. His leg ulcers are healing faster and he follows up regularly now at the Dermatology Out-patient clinic. He still needs a lot of cleaning and wound dressing materials before the leg ulcers can fully heal.
We are all very blessed with this project!