Anupa has made the rounds of all hospitals in Kathmandu, Dharan and Biratnagar to get the metal pieces extracted from her body, but she could not afford the treatment.
For the past five years, Anupa had used the money her husband sends home to pay for household expenses and school fees for her son, Rabin who is now 12, which is as long as peace returned to Nepal.
But there isn’t much left over to pay for the operations that she needs, she also takes care of her mother-in-law Budhha Maya who is 72 and herself in frail health.
Anupa Rai’s story has appeared in the national media, and it has caught the attention of doctors at the B&C Hospital in Birtamod which has offered her free treatment.
Anupa feels she can finally lead a normal life again, free from pain, but having been let down so often, she is not going to believe in free medical treatment until it actually happens.
In an interview eight years ago, Anupa Rai said: “The war just made a lot of people miserable. Let’s hope that we never have to fight again.”