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Help an 8 years old child get his two hands back.
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Rabiul Santha, a 8 years old child's two hands were brutally cut off by his stepfather to use him as a child beggar. This campaign is to fund his travel & living expenses for prosthetic hand treatment at Shriners Hospitals for Children, Philadelphia, PA. More ...

"Shanto", a 8 years old child and a victim of moral deterioration of society, is just one example of thousands of children in Bangladesh who are abused and tortured by their poor family and are used later for child begging business. On Fenruary 12th, 2013, Shanto’s two hands were cut by his drug addicted step father who is suspected to be a part of the criminal networks which are spread out around different districts of Bangladesh. They kidnap children and cut their hands/legs or make them blind for the purpose of begging since people are more sympathetic to child beggars. We want to bring justice to Shanto, raise awareness in our society against child abuse and provide “Prosthetic” artificial hands to Shanto.

Shanto was all alone in the hospital without any of his parents beside him. Ruksana Kamar, a service holder of the ministry of health & family welfare, Bangladesh, heard about Shanto on the news channel and ran to the hospital to see him. She has been taking care of Shanto since February, provided him with primary treatment while he was in Dhaka Medical College & Hospital and later on transferred to National Institute of Traumatology and Orthopedic Rehabilitation. The doctors recommended her to take the boy abroad for better prosthetic management. 

Radwan Chowdhury, the chairman of UDION nonprofit organization (, whose vision is searching for opportunities to create a better future for unfortunate poor children, worked very hard for the last six to seven months, contacted different hospitals in USA and finally succeeded in making arrangement with Shriners Hospitals for Children in Philadelphia, PA for Shanto’s free transplantation of two “Prosthetic” artificial hands. His primary examination will begin on October 30th, 2013 and the treatment will continue for 2 to 8 months for hand installation and further therapies. The total process will take about 2 to 8 months. Mrs. Ruksana Kamar is preparing to fly with Shanto for the installation of his prosthetic arms.

Now they are waiting for some funds to apply for the visa and start the journey. They need our help for round trip air fare, food and lodging in USA. We can give Shanto two new functional artificial hands so that he can continue his daily activities and education. One Day, Shanto might become highly educated, self-independent and treasure for our country. So, let’s spread our helping hands for this little innocent child.

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