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Hope for Maya

Published 1938 GMT (0338 HKT) May 22, 2015
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Dr. Bibek Banskota holds Maya Gurung as she screams in pain during a session to measure her leg. The photo was taken from a reflection in a mirror, so the image is reversed. Samir Jung Thapa/Special to CNN
Jwalant Gurung (in tan pants) ran into Maya and her father and brought them back to Kathmandu for care. On the floor are Maya's mother and sister. Samir Jung Thapa/Special to CNN
Bhim Bahadur Gurung worries that his daughter's chances of any kind of normal life were gone when she lost her leg. Samir Jung Thapa/Special to CNN
Doctors carefully measure Maya's left limb to make her a prosthetic leg. Samir Jung Thapa/Special to CNN
Dr. Banksota agreed to treat Maya at a Kathmandu hospital founded by his father to provide medical care for impoverished children in Nepal. Samir Jung Thap/Special to CNN