Sagar wants to return to his family. You could help him!

Sagar - originally from Nepal, saw Bangalore as a land of dreams and opportunities and hence settled here - with the hope of building a future for himself and his family back in Nepal. He dreamed of being able to make a livelihood for himself and also provide for his family, of being able to eventually reach a place - where the worry of managing a square meal a day and shelter wouldn't cloud his thoughts all the time; ultimately -  to be able to live a better life - like many people he knew. He started off in the only way he knew at the time - by becoming a full-time watchman at an apartment in a popular area in Bangalore.

He married a lovely woman named Nirmala, who joined him in this dream he was chasing, and did her best to support him in whatever way she could - doing odd jobs - at the apartment where Sagar is working. This happy couple received their little bundle of joy last year - who turned one this year - their little boy named "Kishan" who they dreamed of giving a good education and grooming into a great person someday.

All these dreams came crashing down less than a week ago, when Sagar - while finishing up his night duty of closing the apartment lift room's door (located on the terrace), slipped from the and fell straight to the ground, 4 floors down - HEAD FIRST, and lost consciousness. 

He was rushed to the very popular CMH hospital as it was the closest -  where they assessed his condition and said he couldn't be treated in their premises for lack of requisite skill and resources. He was then moved to St. John's hospital at Koramangala where they examined his condition and declared that he had undergone an extra-dural  hemorrhage - soon after which he was operated to remove the hemorrhage. Following this surgery an MRI scan was performed and the doctors found that there was further a subarachnoid and a subdural hemorrhage. Once again, he went under the knife to be treated for these conditions. After these surgeries he had to remain sedated for 4 days to allow healing. In the course of all this, a piece of his skull was removed and kept aside to be able to operate on the brain - now, he has to undergo another surgery to have this piece of skull reinserted. The expenses thus far have been to the tune of Rs. 2 lakh (Bill copies will be shared in the subsequent update). The hospital has been extremely kind in allowing partial payment of expenses - but the rest of the amount obviously has yet to be paid out.

There are going to be many more expenses on this front - since his recovery is dependent on how much time he spends under medical care at the hospital. 

For a family with almost nil bank balances, and where earning a square meal is the prime agenda every day - expenses like these are insurmountable, and worse still - extremely daunting.

This is a call to each and every one of you out there who can make a difference and help Sagar's life return to normalcy. To help him get past this phase and to give Nirmala and  little Kishan the future that he dreamed of giving. Nirmala and Kishan have no other source of income or livelihood - getting past each day is a challenge in itself. Every single rupee will count - help Sagar's treatment, provide a meal a day for Nirmala and Kishan, help them gain control of their lives again.

As the saying goes - "Be the beacon of light in someone's darkness".

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19th May 2017
Dear Supporters,
 We have some good news to share with you on Sagar's health.

Sagar has fully recovered and has resumed his previous job. He went to the doctor for regular check-ups for three months post which the doctor advised him not to come as he was healthy.
The medications were on for 9 months after he was discharged. Currently, he is off it. He still experiences dizziness but very rarely and it is reducing with each passing month.
His son is also keeping well and they all want to thank each and everyone who supported this.

Thank you for coming forward to help him. This would not have been possible without your love and support.

Team Milaap

29th September 2016
Dear Supporters,

I am Sudhakar, a Milaap Open fellow in Bengaluru. I spoke to Sagar on 26th September about his health and recovery.

The 2nd operation was also conducted successfully in the month of June. He is now almost close to complete normalcy. Sagar resumed work in the month of June. He occasionally has headaches and also feels dizzy. But the pain has significantly  reduced over the last few months. The pain does not interfere with his work anymore. He has to visit the hospital in the month of October for a check-up. 

When I enquired about his family, he shared that his son Kishan was unwell the entire month of August. He was facing fever, cold, loss of appetite and vomiting for many days continuously. Nirmala and Sagar were extremely worried. While the doctors could not figure out what exactly was wrong, Kishan eventually recovered and is feeling fit and fine now. 

Before I ended the call, Sagar couldn’t stop expressing the gratitude towards the contributors “Because of the support by the donors at Milaap and Rajyalakshmi madam, I have been able to recover completely. Thanks to each and every one of you.”
24th June 2016
Dear Supporters,
I am Vishnu Rao, a Milaap Open Fellow from Bangalore. I met with Sagar a couple of weeks ago to have a  chat about the campaign.
Sagar came to Bangalore in the year 2004 from Nepal. Like many other Nepali immigrants, he came to India in search of a job. Most immigrants like him work as watchmen, car cleaners, or as helps in small restaurants. Sagar started off his time in Bangalore as a cook in one of the many informal establishments that dot Bangalore. He specialized in cooking chinese cuisine. After spending many years doing various odd jobs, he started working in his current role as a watchman about two and a half years  ago. 
He got married in January of 2013 to Nirmala and she gave birth to their son Kishan some time ago. Just like him, most of his family members too have shifted to Bangalore in search of jobs. Things were looking up for him and his family. But, the night of April 22nd changed everything for them. He slipped and fell down four stories to the ground head first, and lost consciousness. He was rushed to St John’s hospital where he was treated for his injuries.
He thanks Rajyalakshmi profusely for her generosity. “I am alive only because of Rajyalakshmi Madam,” he says. He is right now out of harm’s way and is recovering from his injuries. After hospitalisation, he had to deal with a lot of pain and he couldn’t. performing the simplest of routine tasks. Taking rest at home and spending time with his family for the past few months has helped him a lot in the healing process. 
Rajyalakshmi is sponsoring his daily expenses till he fully recovers and starts working again. One more operation still needs  to be done to ensure that he fully recovers. This operation will cost about Rs. 1 lakh  and will necessitate a 10 day stay in the hospital. If all goes well, Sagar will likely get back to work in three-four months. 
Led by Rajyalakshmi, all the society members came together to help Sagar during his time of need. Thanks to the efforts put in by her, Sagar will get back to work after fully recuperating. This campaign is, indeed, an exemplar of  how a crowd sourced effort led by a motivated champion can help save lives.
Below are some photos of Sagar and his family.

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