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Help Sunit an young IITian to fight his life battle
  • Haanshika

    Created by

    Haanshika Phukan
  • MS

    This fundraiser will benefit

    Mr. Sunil KAkati

    from Mumbai, Maharashtra

My younger brother, Sunit, was meet with a near-drowning accident on 15-April. As a result of this, he suffered severe traumatic brain damage. In medical term, the condition is called brain hypoxic damage. He has been in ICU and in on ventilator support since 15/4/18. Doctors mentioned that it is a very critical case. And this will need critical care.

Sunit is special. He is the youngest of us. Although he was born with mild cerebral palsy which affected his speech and hearing abilities, he fought through all this, and develop himself into a well-rounded individual. Being always curious and the smartest of us (we are 3), he went ahead to join IIT Guwahati to pursue engineering.  He loves watching and playing cricket and doing creative stuff.
It's really hard to believe that such an unfortunate incident can happen to the kindest of soul like Sunit. He's still a kid. He still sleeps next to Mom whenever she is around and brings home a stray animal whenever he finds one. His dream is to have a big farmhouse with all the stray dogs or animals rehabilitated there, enjoying and playing. Let's hope for the best.
The timing of this incident is also very bad. Mom and Dad are old. Our Dad is a retired doctor (10 years back). Mother is a homemaker. I'm married and is expecting now. Manish, his elder brother, is doing his higher studies in the US now. The timing of this incident and the shock has left us in shatters. Just recently, Dad was also admitted to ICU for pressure issue and cervical spondylitis.
I and my brother are trying to be strong and manage the things here. At this point, I need your prayers as well as some financial support so that we continue to support him in this long recovery process. We are not going to let go of him till the end. We know he has been a fighter all through his life and he will come back.

Initially, the ICU and ventilator support cost us around Rs. 1 lakh per day. We supported him through our savings and family support for the first 30 days. Currently, he is in a support and recovery mode. And the ICU cost is coming out to be around 3 lakhs per week. We are doing as much as possible from our side. But we will need financial support if we have to fight it long. I will be sharing his medical reports, fee details and his recovery update to you all continuously.

Hence, reaching out to you for help, for Sunit.

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