Children of Patients

Thimphu, Bhutan.

A group of us went to deliver some books to the patients at Thimphu's Long Term Patient Home. Some of the patients have been there for more than 8 years as they have no family to look after them or they need daily care and their family is unable to give that. Some are not able to leave their bed due to their illness. There are at least four people sharing one room.

The children in the next images are the children of those patients. They live in the home with their parents. They have no toys and spend the day playing with one another and anything else that can be used as a toy - like a wheelchair. 

A father watching his child play. 

It's not necessarily toys that these children need. It's love. Company. Someone to play with and give them attention. Even just someone to hold their hand. 

If you live in the Thimphu area or know of a similar type of home in your area, go give these kids a visit and spend some time playing with them. You'll make their day :) 

A big thanks to the guys at MyBhutan for starting this initiative in Thimphu and opening my eyes to the importance of it. 

"The most precious gift you can give someone is the gift of your time and attention"