R. M. Elisha passed away on Saturday, October 17th, after his brief battle with Covid-19 and complications resulting from this infection. The family is left with massive medical costs that still need to be paid. We are continuing this campaign to raise funds to cover the remaining unpaid expenses and updated amount that needs to be raised. Any donations will be greatly appreciated by his wife, Pauline and son, Moses.
Original post ( October 12th, 2020)
This campaign is to help raise funds for Elisha Ragolla’s medical and hospital costs.
Elisha first tested positive for Covid-19 on October 3rd, 2020. Due to other risk factors he was admitted to a hospital where he was diagnosed with pneumonia. On October 10th Elisha had a stroke caused due to a blood clot in his brain. He underwent emergency surgery to remove the clot. The doctors tell us there has been serious damage to the left side of his brain. He was put on a ventilator on October 12th to support his body to fight the infection in his lungs and heal and recover from the surgery. We, his family and relatives continue to pray for his complete healing and recovery.
As expected medical costs have soured for the family. Everyday on the ventilator costs 1.5 lakhs. So far they have already spent INR 11 lakhs (U.S. $15,000). In the coming weeks his medical costs are estimated to reach an additional 15 lakhs ($20,465).
Elisha and his wife Pauline missionaries in Gujarat for over 30. They have a 19 year old son named Moses.
We appreciate any support and prayers to help this family during their time of need.