Waiting for the 20th Surgery

A 12-year-old girl was gang-raped so brutally in Jaipur in August 2012 that her vagina tore and merged with her rectum. After 19 surgeries, her condition remains heart- rending, and Rajasthan government officials can’t wait to get her off their hands

The Undefeated

She is India’s only known patient of Von Hippel-Lindau syndrome, and has undergone eight surgeries so far. She couldn’t complete college because she was always waiting in doctors’ chambers. She lost her father as he couldn’t afford a bypass surgery. Payel Bhattacharya on the loneliness and anger of being the only one of her kind

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