Help Thangaraj Fight A Blood Clot In His Brain

Nineteen-year-old Thangaraj was on his bike when he was hit by an oncoming lorry and knocked over unconscious. 

"My world came shattering down. One minute I am speaking with him on the phone, the next, he is unconscious, critical, filled with tubes." - Murugesan,46, father of Murugesan 

Murugesan is a labourer specializing in tile work in a construction company and is the sole breadwinner for his wife Kanakavalli and son, Thangaraj. 

Thangaraj, an engineering student, had decided to meet with his father at his grandmother's place, 1 kilometer away from his house. He stepped out of his house and mounted his bike. He traveled only 20 meters when a speeding lorry from the opposite direction collided with his bike and threw Thangaraj on the road.

Passersby who witnessed this horrific incident did not waste any time in taking Thangaraj to the hospital where he was wheeled in to the Intensive Care Unit for a craniotomy surgery.

What is Craniotomy?

A craniotomy is a surgical operation in which a bone flap is temporarily removed from the skull to access the brain. Craniotomies are often critical operations, performed on patients who are suffering from brain lesions or traumatic brain injury (TBI). 

Thangaraj just completed his second year of engineering and is a brilliant student.

"His batchmates, friends and even teachers visit him regularly. To know that my son has created such an impact is so heartwarming," said a teary-eyed Murugesan who does not allow his financial constraints come in the way of paying his son's college fee promptly. 

So far, he has paid Rs.4.5 lakh. 

Murugesan and Kanakavalli are facing their biggest hurdle, trying to keep their son alive. Thangaraj has had a successful surgery and is out of the ICU.

"We are relieved. It kills me that I cannot provide for my son's treatment. I am and will continue to do everything that I can to give my son the best life," said a distraught Murugesan.

When he is not at work, he is at the hospital, getting medicines and sitting by Thangaraj's side trying to cheer him up as much as possible.

How Can You Help?

Your support can help this brilliant student and his distraught parents pay the medical bills and ongoing treatment and successfully come out of this tragedy. 
Estimated bill for the surgical operation of thangaraj
Estimated bill for the surgical operation of thangaraj
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9th August 2017
Dear Supporters,

We have some good news to share with you today. Thangaraj has been discharged on 6th August 2017.  He is able to respond to everything that we tell but he is unable to communicate properly. He has issues walking as he was bed ridden until recently. He is undertaking physiotherapy treatment to strengthen his muscles.

Thank you for all the love and support. We could not have given him another chance if not for all your support and blessings. Please do pray for his recovery.
9th June 2017
Dear Supporters,

Here are some images of Thangaraj following the last update.
He is now in a normal ward.

Thank you for your support.

Team Milaap. 
6th June 2017
Dear Supporters,

This is to inform the donors that Thangaraj has been admitted in general ward two weeks back and doctors are saying that he still needs to be in hospital for two more weeks. He is still unable to open his eyes. Their parents have paid 8 lakhs till now and they still owe 2.5 lakhs to the hospital.

I wish to take this opportunity to thank the donors for contributing to this campaign and also try through other friends to pay the remaining debt amount. I will soon upload the receipt which states the remaining debt amount to the hospital.
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Dr Sapna donated Rs.500
11 months ago
Anonymous donated Rs.10
12 months ago
prathap donated Rs.500
12 months ago
vivek donated Rs.100
about 1 year ago
Sreevathsav donated Rs.10,000
about 1 year ago

Get well soon

Nitin donated Rs.500
about 1 year ago