2-year-old Bindhu Sri accidentally slipped and fell off the 3rd-floor balcony of their residential apartment in Bengaluru at 5:30 PM on 10th May. She suffered severe brain trauma and was immediately rushed to a hospital nearby and then shifted to Manipal Hospital where she has been undergoing treatment in the PICU. Bindhu needed urgent neurosurgical intervention to treat the injury and has been under observation ever since."I watched a CCTV video of my daughter fall from the 3rd floor. I felt helpless and angry at myself for not being there for her. I don't understand why something keeps happening to my children, whether my karma is affecting them. This is the worst punishment a father can get, and the worst pain a child can go through."
Bindhu was conscious when she fell, but she did not move. The family rushed her to a nearby hospital and she was immediately shifted to Manipal Hospital as she required PICU care and better Neurosurgical intervention which was done immediately after receiving the patient in the PICU.
Bindhu lives with her father, Hiranya Gowda, mother, Bhagya and her older brother, Purushottama, in Banaswadi. Hiranya works as a cook in 5 households making Rs. 15,000/month to support his family. He also doubles as a masseuse serving patients who require oil massage for pain management. Hiranya does as much as he can to pay for his son's medical treatment."Purushottama was born with a problem in his backbone. As he was growing it became more evident and troubled him. It looked like a snake instead of being straight. We went through two surgeries. He needs one more, and until then, he has to go for injection every week, medicines and physiotherapy."
My son loves his sister, and I want to save them both
Bindhu needs further neurosurgical intervention, and she may have to stay in the ICU for 10 days. So far, Hiranya has cleared all the bills using his savings, help from friends, and by selling his wife's jewelry. He is worried about managing Bindhu's further treatment expenses as he is out of resources. This father has two sick children now and needs assistance to save his daughter's life as she is in a critical condition.
"She opens her mouth but no sound comes. Even when they poke her with needles. I know it is hurting her. She opens her mouth but her voice is gone. The doctor says trauma does that sometimes. It takes a while for her to start speaking, especially because she has not had water. But, if you ever saw your child like that, how would you feel?"
Bindhu now requires urgent life-saving neurosurgical intervention and intensive care for 10 days. It is estimated to cost Rs. 8 Lakhs. Hiranya is pleading for your support to save his 2-year-old. She is too young to be in this much pain.
You can help her get through this.