Riya is a16-year-old with a critical spinal injury. Her father, a shopkeeper, has shut his small shop in Deoria, UP, to bring his daughter to Indian Spinal Injuries Center, New Delhi. Despite no income, they have spent Rs 8 lakhs on their daughter's treatment. Riya needs immediate medical attention to survive and her parents need help funding it.
Harsh and his wife Neelam are in New Delhi, over 850 kms from their home in Deoria. His younger daughter and son are at home waiting for news of their sister. “This year, she was going to write her Class 12 exams. Even as she lies in the hospital unable to move or breathe, she is worried that this break will bring down her marks,” he says sadly.
He closed and sold off his small shop to bring Riya to the hospital. At the moment, the family has no income. A few relatives and friends helped him as much as they could. The rest came from the family's savings. They have spent Rs 8 lakhs so far and need Rs 17.9 lakhs more for Riya's continued medical care and rehabilitation.
“Once Riya's life is out of danger, we will have hope. We will make things work out as long as she makes it out of this situation alive and stable,” says Harsh.
This family has been through a terrible shock and need your support in dealing with their daughter's horrific accident.