3 years ago an infant girl was found in a bin in Anjaar city, Gujarat. Her parents abandoned her as she was a girl. Insects nibbled front part of her nose during that frightening night. One of the sweepers noticed her and took her to the hospital where her treatment started. Many businessmen and organizations had come to finance Durga’s treatment but the hospital authority had decided to treat her by their own or freely.
The time when she got admitted to the hospital she shocked everyone as her nose was not there on her face. She was kept in hospital for one month and then Women Welfare Centre of Bhuj. Because of this deformity, three families had refused to take her in adoption. There are only six children in Women Welfare Centre of Bhuj, and more than 25 families are waiting to adopt a baby here. But, no family has come forward to adopt Durga.
“I saw her face, and it was like an electric current just shot out and hit me in my heart,” Kristen says. “She was everything I wasn’t looking for, and she ended up being everything I needed,”
She became Munni’s official mother on February 14, 2013. Six months later, Kristen decided to adopt another child from India and there she met Durga who was abandoned at birth and repeatedly rejected by prospective adoptive parents due to her appearance.
In 2015 she adopted Durga and brought her two adoptive daughters with her to the USA. After hearing Kristen’s inspiring story, The doctors have decided to provide Durga with a custom nasal prosthesis and other treatments free of charge, until she is old enough to undergo reconstructive surgery.