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A NEED THAT HITS CLOSE TO HOME (full story)

In 1994, 27-year-old Emily Foster of Marblehead, Massachusetts, developed a severe infection on her foot while rafting in Nepal.

By the time she could be transported by helicopter to Patan Hospital, the infection had become life-threatening. Because of equipment limitations at Patan, she was medevacked to Singapore. But time was of the essence and Emily did not survive.

Her parents, Lila and John Foster, recognized the need for a hospital in Nepal that could provide world-class care to visiting foreigners as well as Nepalese. Their contributions to Patan Hospital in memory of their daughter have included part of the cost of a new ICU, including an oxygen manifold room.