Hit By Dual Blows Of Epilepsy And Burns, 35-Year-Old Man Seeks Help | Milaap
Hit By Dual Blows Of Epilepsy And Burns, 35-Year-Old Man Seeks Help
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    Birsha Oraon

    from Jalpaiguri, West Bengal

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Family of a 35-year-old epileptic man in eastern India's West Bengal received another blow as he suffered major burns following an accident.

Birsa Oraon, a resident of Nagrakata in Jalpaiguri district, was cooking when the seizure gripped him.

"I don't know how I fell down. There was no one at home," he says.

Recalling the horror, Sujata Oraon, Birsa's wife, says, "I was on my way to work when someone informed me about my husband. I rushed home, there was no one. I took him to the clinic all by myself."

However, the lack of money has made it difficult for the family to avail treatment for the 35-year-old.

Sujata says that Birsa finds it difficult to carry out daily chores due to the double whammy of seizure and burns.

"At times, I have to help him go to the washroom and clean."

With a large part of his lower limbs being affected by the burns, Birsa finds it difficult to stand, let alone walk.

"I long to walk, but I can barely stand. Please help me walk again, so I can work."

The family survives on a meagre monthly income of Rs 2,000 (USD 26.15).

"A part of that goes to his [Birsa's] treatment," Sujata says, adding, "How can we manage with this?"

Sujata, who wishes to educate her five-year-old son, says the lack of funds has stalled her dreams.

While the family was reliant on daily labour at the garden, the pandemic has had an adverse affect on it.

She says that the family finds it difficult to put food on the table, let alone afford the treatment cost for her husband.

While Birsa is currently struggling to stand, help from Good Samaritans can not only enable him to walk, but also propel the man towards a better life.

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