Enkhtur has hydrocephalus (water on the brain) since he was 8 years old, which has caused him to loose his vision and his ability to walk, but his brain works just fine. Meg met him in the hospice and she decided to purchase a wheelchair for Enkhtur, as he had none. He is a very smart and special boy with lots of potential. Doctors said that he will only live for 3 to 4 more years even if he is well cared for and loved which is very sad as life can be very unfair for some people. Meg is very happy that she was able to provided another wheelchair from her work for the young charming boy and improve the quality of his life.
Meg met a lovely family while travelling in Central Mongolia whose oldest 19 year old son Bayaraa* was half paralysed from the age of two due to medical treatment. His wheelchair was broken and he had to crawl around.
The Mongolian government gives disabled people low cost wheelchairs every 5 years. Bayaraa’s wheelchair had already been broken for 2 years. Finally, thanks to the help of Meg’s clients, she managed to buy him a wheelchair with funding from the profit made on Meg’s Adventure tours.
Probably due to his disability and loss of confidence Bayaraa was very timid. With Meg’s encouragement and with time, he gained confidence and his ability to mix with others. He’s certainly not shy anymore!
“If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.” (Mother Teresa)