Help this 10-year-old girl so that she doesn't lose her leg !

Priya Banerjee, a 10-year-old girl, became a victim of a road accident along with her mother at around 6:30 a.m. on 23rd November 2016. A bus, while overtaking another, ran over their feet. Her mother is now almost out of danger but Priya’s right shin bone is seriously damaged. They received primary treatment in NRS Medical College, but the doctor recommended that she undergo Plastic Surgery to save her leg. Her mother, though out of danger, will need a plate in her leg before she can resume a normal life and thus, will be out of her livelihood for the next 3-4 months, at least.

A few words about Priya and her mother:

I was truly astonished when I first heard about Priya and her mother’s daily struggle. Priya’s mother works as domestic help in several households in Kolkata's Beliaghata locality. Her father died last year. They stay in a nearby slum area and travel to Beliaghata everyday at around 6 a.m in the morning. Priya accompanies her mother, carrying her school books, school dress and a spare dress in a bag. After a long hard day at work, they return home late in the evening. 

Right after the accident, Priya’s mother lost consciousness, but Priya was alert despite the blinding pain and she pleaded with the police – “Please take us to the hospital. Please take my mother's purse along or else we will starve”.

Please help this brave girl – she needs you now …

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24th April 2017
A picture is worth thousand word. So here is a very clear picture of Priya - all smiling.

She has been recovered amazingly. We initially thought the leg cannot be saved. But now, not only she is walking (with help of crutch), but is planning to be back at school. She loves to study, unlike most if us :-)
But with a crutch and her mother still in bed , we are not sure of that yet. Till she can go back to school, we are arranging for books etc at her home. We are trying to for private tutor, who can come over and teach her - but with the rising cost the private tutors at home are really costly, specifically when her family doesn't have any monthly income. It will be great if we can find  volunteer teacher(s) in Beliaghata area !!!
On the other hand, while her mother's injuries were much less, but those are taking a while to cure completely. So the same dressings are being continued. May be due to the age, she is taking time to cure. We are continuing with both of their medical care at home. As well as support for their family as Priya's mother can't go back to work right now .

So will urge to continue with your support and obviously with all your prayers and blessings.


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Meherwan donated Rs.2,500
Oishi donated $100

Wishing Priya a speedy recovery

Ujjal donated $100

Wish her family all the best.

Sourav donated $50
Arpita donated $30

Get well soon

Ravi donated Rs.1,000