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A Transformer Burst Has Left This 24-Year-Old Completely Burnt

Within seconds, her body caught on fire. She started running back towards her office building to save herself, but it was too late though. Her back, face and hands were already completely burnt. When she finally woke up in the hospital and saw her hands for the first time, she cried uncontrollably.”

On May 11, Priyanka’s life changed forever. She was walking to the tea stall near her office when a faulty transformer burst. The oil from the transformer fell on her and she caught on fire. It took Priyanka 3 days to be able to open her eyes because of the pain. The accident had burnt her back, face and both her hands beyond recognition. Shaila and Anand rushed the hospital to find their daughter clinging to life. Helpless and heartbroken, they are now struggling to find a way to continue treatment.

A bright future burnt to ashes

Priyanka, a computer engineer, started working in a private company just 4 months ago. The news of her first job made her parents swell with pride. All they wanted was their daughter to get the education they never had the opportunity to.



She was so excited when she got a job. She called me and said ‘mumma now you both don’t have to worry so much. I will help you’ and more than anything I was so proud of her for standing on her own feet. When we saw her in the hospital, we were shocked. I couldn't eat or talk for the next few days. Priyanka was just walking past the transformer when it burst. It all happened by chance. It started like any other day for her, but in a split second, her future crumbled.



Priyanka woke up, shocked to see her entire upper body bandaged. Almost 40% of her body is severely burnt. She was terrified and depressed, but she's trying her best to remain positive. The wounds on her face are slowly healing. Priyanka is making good progress but still needs to stay in the ICU longer before she's completely recovered. 

Priyanka’s parents can’t even afford her medicines on some days 

Every day she has dressings for her burn wounds and medicines costing almost 20,000 per day. We have spent more than 4 lakhs on her treatment so far. My husband is only a small farmer and work is sparse. Priyanka’s friends have really helped us through this, but there’s only so much we can ask them to do.”

Priyanka needs to stay in the ICU for at least another 15 days to make it. On some days, Anand and Shaila don’t even have enough money to buy all the medicines she needs. If they can’t afford to continue her treatment, Priyanka won’t make it.



How You Can Help

Priyanka needs to stay under strict medical care and attention in the ICU for at least another 15 days. Her body is 40% burnt and she needs intensive care before she can start healing. Her father, a farmer, has no means to continue her treatment any longer and might be forced to stop treatment without funds. This is Priyanka’s only chance to make it. You can help her out of this nightmare and give her a new life.


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20th June 2018

Dear supporters, for the first time, I apologize to all of our people. Priyanka breathed her last on June 16th. It was late to reach the news of her death. This is my fault. We were shocked by Priyanka's death. I could not tell it immediately because of her funeral and the following rituals. But I want to tell you with all the help that the financial help received in Priyanka's treatment was really worth it. Milaap organization really helps the needy people. There is no deception in this. I have personally experienced the valuable help from milaap  . Please do not hold milaap in this regard. Milap organization really helps the needy people and will continue to work on it. I thank all of you for helping all of us. I urge you to not blame the milaap institution for this incident.
Thank you
Prathamesh


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