Some events can completely take away everything that forms the foundation of a person’s life. For Mahadeva Swamy, at just 27 years of age, a road accident was all it took to bring his life to a standstill.
Hailing from Talakad, Karnataka, Mahadeva worked as a security guard. On January 4, he was returning home from work on his two-wheeler when he met with an accident that fractured his skull causing a severe head injury. He was rushed to NIMHANS as the damage was neurological, and subsequently moved to Abhaya Hospital for a month.
A pause in treatment due to lack of funds
Mahadeva was the only provider for his family of four. His wife, fearing for his life pled with all relatives to help them out financially. She sold all her jewelery including her mangalsutra and withdrew their entire savings to contribute towards the emergency care Mahadeva needed.
After a while, Mahadeva was transferred to NewRo as the damage to his nervous system is extensive necessitating rehabilitation to manage everyday activities. The family could not afford this treatment after exhausting all their funds on the emergency care. They eventually had him discharged and taken back home.
Rehabilitation is their only option
Mahadeva needed round-the-clock care without rehabilitation. He needed people to support him as he stood or walked. His hand-eye coordination was off, his voice had changed, and his speech appeared to be incohesive. Tests showed that he had been cognitively impaired, urging his wife to reconsider occupational and cognitive therapy.
Better in a month, back to normal soon
Mahadeva is now getting intense rehabilitation, and within three weeks he is able to perform basic functions independently. So far, the bills have amounted to Rs. 48,000, and can go up to Rs. 3 lakhs in addition to the previous expenses, as he continues to work on getting back to his former self in the next year.
His wife has borrowed as much as possible, indebted to friends and family until she can earn enough to repay. Your contribution can help see them through this tough situation and give Mahadeva a rebirth.
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