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An Accident Almost Took My Brother’s Life Away. Help Me To Support Him

If you knew Akbar Ali, you would agree that he is a kind, friendly and decent boy, who lives up to his name (Akbar means ‘great’). And that he loves animals, especially cats. But what you would find striking about him would be his commitment to his family. He is a responsible son and a very loving brother. My name is Arjuman, and as his sister, I can see the affection in his eyes even now – when he is battling for his life in the ICU and cannot speak a word.


The day our lives took a turn for the worst I remember the night very clearly. I had just uploaded his profile on a matrimonial website to look for potential matches. Akbar was very happy. Mom, dad, I - we were all very happy. Right after dinner, Akbar said he had to go out to get his bike checked. We thought nothing of it – he would always return home early, no matter what. But only that day he didn’t.



Minutes later, we got a phone call informing us that he had been in an accident and that things looked bad. His bike had crashed on the metal barricades and he had gone sliding across the footpath, grievously injuring himself. I remember a mixed feeling of chaos and grief taking over me when I learnt what happened to him. Mom and Dad were too shocked to say anything. But it was just the beginning.



When we saw him, he was bleeding from everywhere. At that point, we were not sure if he would survive. We took him from hospital to hospital, trying to get him admitted. We were refused admission in many hospitals because they thought it was too serious a case for them to take up. Finally, he was admitted at Apollo Hospital, Bangalore, where he has been for the last 50 days.



"Akbar Ali needs constant supervision and critical care round the clock, or he will not survive" - Dr. Arun Naik, Chief Neurosurgeon at Apollo Hospitals


He has been operated on for four times already. There was a swelling in his brain and they had to remove a part of his skull to lessen the pressure. He even survived a major brain stroke. I have seen him evolve from a near-vegetative state (when he was in a coma for the first two weeks) to a point where he can understand what we are telling him. But his problems have not gone away fully – he is not fully conscious. He cannot swallow food on his own, and the risk of blood clots forming in his windpipe can potentially choke him. As much as it pains me, he needs constant professional care that I cannot afford anymore.

He is helpless and so am I...



The doctors have instructed us to keep talking to him; they say that will bring him back to life. So that’s what we do now – pretend to be happy- so that our Akbar Ali comes back to us.



I bring my 2 year-old son to the hospital every day because my brother really loves him. But my son gets scared when he sees his beloved uncle covered in tubes and bandages. And I can sense that Akbar Ali feels so hurt when his nephew backs away from him. My parents are devastated and completely broken from the inside, but we manage to keep a smiling façade on. For our Akbar Ali, for him to be all right.

How you can help?


Akbar Ali needs to be in the hospital for one more month and needs two more major surgeries. After that, he needs medical care at home, which includes setting up an ICU at home and hiring private nurses for him. We have spent nearly Rs 14 lakh on his medical expenses alone for just 2 weeks. That's the money we had saved for his wedding this year. Our finances are dipping but we want to save Akbar Ali at any cost. He is the light of our lives, even in this darkness. Please help me save him.

I am reachable on whatsapp at 91-8050805060 if you have any questions.

Supporting Document


Clinical Summary By Dr. Arun Naik, Chief Neuro Surgeon at Apollo - 2
Clinical Summary By Dr. Arun Naik, Chief Neuro Surgeon at Apollo - 2
Case Verified By Pray Trust Foundation
Case Verified By Pray Trust Foundation
Clinical Summary By Dr. Arun Naik, Chief Neuro Surgeon at Apollo - 1
Clinical Summary By Dr. Arun Naik, Chief Neuro Surgeon at Apollo - 1
Running monthly treatment expenses exceed Rs. 8 lacs. 6 months to go!
Running monthly treatment expenses exceed Rs. 8 lacs. 6 months to go!
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7th July 2018
Dear Supporters,

With Almighty's grace Akbar Ali's neck pipe was downsized last week and now it has finally been removed. (we have been waiting for this to happen since February 2018 as most patients have it only for a month)

Many more unbelievable things are happening finally.... I am super excited to share our happiest moments with people who have helped us and continue to help us in the most toughest phase of our lives.  

  • Akbar Ali is breathing through his nose and now trying to talk :-D :-D He conveyed that he is putting a lot of pressure to make sounds. Though he says 1 or 2 words at a stretch in a feeble voice and feels breathless, I understand everything that he says. Mix of writing, lot of actions and making sounds. His verbal communication will only get better from now as his speech valves have finally opened. We are ever grateful to his speech therapist - Dr. Reshma
  • Akbar Ali now positions himself using hospital bed remote. It is such a joy to watch him sit from sleeping position on his bed. When his nurse comes to give him feed through his stomach pipe, he quickly controls the remote to lie down and holds the remote tightly to himself :) We are so grateful to Dr. Jumanna for all her efforts.
  • My brother walks faster than before with two people holding him from both sides. Basically faster reflexes than before. Rehab works wonders! A million thanks to Akbar Ali's physiotherapist - Dr. Vivek
Here is our daily schedule except sundays. On Sundays, it is full day family time. 

4:30am bathing

5.30 eye, neck, stomach dressings

7: 00am feed

8:00am position change

9:00am feed + medicines

9.30 doctors rounds and updates + injection to avoid blood clotting as physical activity is very less compared to normal people

10:00 dress change, ready for rehab

11:00 rehab (physio and occupational therapies)

1:00 back to ward. dress change. left hand arm to wrist splint. 2 feeds from 11am and 1pm) and medicines

2:00  position change, family time

3:00 feed + dress change + oral feed

3:30 speech therapy + splint removal

4:00 rehab (physio therapy)

5:00 feed + dress change

7:00 feed + family time + oral feed

9:00 feed + medicines + position change

11:00 feed + sitting position

11:30 family time

1:00am position change

3:00am  position change

5:00am bath + position change.....

This is our relaxed schedule now.

Your prayers, contributions, wishes, support, inspirational messages and more has got us so far.

We need to be in hospital for 3 months more for my brother's maximum recovery. Today he has absolutely no balance and his one side is extremely weak. Stomach pipe will be removed once he learns to eat well. Dr. Maheshwarappa, HOD - Rehabilitation at Sakra World Hospital keeps a close watch on Akbar Ali and plans his treatment accordingly over the next couple of months.

Request you to share this fundraiser with your family and friends. I will be in a better position to answer billing executives.

Many thanks for being there...

Best,
Arjuman Amjad
Akbar Ali's Sister


27th June 2018
Dear Supporters,

Many thanks for your overwhelming wishes, prayers, support and contributions.

Here is an update about my loving brother, Akbar Ali Khan’s present condition.

As you are aware, my brother sustained severe brain and body injuries on 23rd Jan 2018 that are being treated even today and his treatment is expected to continue for another 4 months for maximum recovery. 😰

Akbar Ali’s health is like an ECG report. One day looks very promising as he actively listens to me, attempts to communicate better and promptly responds with his right eye and hand. Next day he will be in the emergency due to unexpected seizures and he blacks out completely. Then his anti-seizure drugs are increased 3 times which makes him drowsy all the time. Next, his rehab program goes for a toss as he is not alert to perform any activity or exercise.

Medical treatment continues and he has hospital-acquired infections, fever, shivering, sweating seems so common now. Days go by.... he recovers and says that his lower back pain and migraine is manageable, but his body has stiffened completely and he can’t move a bit. Many injections worth RS. 24,000 each are being injected to reduce muscle tightness. When he is recovering well, another surgery is planned.

Today morning he was in the operation theatre for 3 hours for a neck surgery that was decided yesterday. Due to local anaesthesia, his face and neck are completely numb. The surgery was done to clear the air passageway and in the next few hours, another procedure will be done to downsize his trachea pipe.

As emergency medical consultations are routine now, we continue to pay lacs of rupees every week over the last 5 months. Now it’s become unmanageable. My brother definitely deserves a better life than this. If you also agree, kindly share this fundraiser with your friends and family.

Help me SAVE my brother.

Thank you! Will keep you posted.

My brother definitely deserves a better life than this. If you also agree, kindly share this fundraiser with your friends and family.

Regards,
Arjuman Amjad
12th June 2018
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for your love and support.

After 4 months of painful survival at Apollo Hospitals, Akbar Ali is undergoing treatment at Sakra World Hospital from 15th May 2018. His last seizure was on 11th June, hence seizure control and neuro rehabilitation program is his only hope at getting better and living a normal life.

We have created a video to share our journey so far, please watch it and share with your friends and family.

We shall keep you posted.

Regards,
Arjuman




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