My maid's grand-daughter, 3 year old Poornima Arun Singh had a freak accident yesterday. She fell into a boiling hot water tub that her mother had kept in their 10 x 10 Chawl room where they stay. She got pushed by a neighbors child and fell headfirst into the tub and has suffered 50% burns. She is in an extremely critical condition. Two hospitals refused to take her in (due to very low survival chance) while the child howled in extreme pain until she collapsed in exhaustion. For 3 hours the parents ran from hospital to hospital in hope to find some treatment for their only child. Finally, Poornima was admitted in KEM hospital and according to doctors' every passing hour will determine whether she'd survive or not.
Meanwhile, the parents are incurring a daily expense of INR 5,000 for her dressing and medicines. It will be impossible for the parents (father is a daily laborer and mother works as household help) to sustain this treatment beyond a week or so. It is with the in therefore the spirit to help someone in need, I stepped in to create this fundraising page.
The amount of INR 2.5 L will help them afford her medical expenses up to 6 weeks or so. I'd be happy to keep providing updates regarding the condition of the child every couple of days.
p.s. - In the event, that the child succumbs to her condition (I hope not!) , I'd be very transparent and fair and return all funds back to the supporters.