A homeless woman has thanked the nurses who helped her get back to good health after her head became infested with maggots.
Thirty-year-old Preeti Devi, from north west India, has called those who helped her 'angels' and said without them and the care they provided she would be dead.
Devi was left 'scared for her life' after she was attacked by a group of people and left with injuries to her head, the Daily Mail reports.
Following the attack, she ran away from home but with nowhere else to go she was forced to sleep rough, and without proper care for her injuries they soon become infected.
She was eventually spotted crying at the side of a road by charity workers who called an ambulance and then brought her to a residential facility in Bharatpur.
The charity, Apna Ghar, aims to 'serve the helpless destitute persons who are facing a very painful phase of life'.
Staff from Apna Ghar took the woman in and cared for her for five months, ensuring the wounds to her head were properly looked after. They have now healed and Devi is looking forward to a fresh start.
She's heaped praise on the people who cared for her. "What Apna Ghar and its volunteers have done for me no one will do for a stranger," she said. "Their generous act has restored my faith in humanity. I was dying a slow death by the road.
"If these angels hadn't spotted me and nursed back to health, I would have been dead by now."
As well as providing her medical care, the charity also provided her with food and new, clean clothes, as well as somewhere to stay for five months. She's now back on her feet thanks to the amazing care of the staff at the facility.
Devi added that she now plans to go back to her home town and hopes to 'start a new life'.
Source: Daily Mail
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