Namaste! My name is Lavanya. I am from Hyderabad. I am a simple girl who is dreaming of leading a simple life with my husband and daughter. In 2018, my life took a complete ‘U’ turn. My dreams came crashing down and I still fear about leading a normal life in the near future.
It was one fateful night when I was walking back from a client location to my house, I was the victim of a brutal robbery. While I lost what were there with me at the point, the robbers went ahead and attacked me physically. With usage of weapons such as a knife, they cut me up, but what they couldn’t take away from me was my courage and confidence. I had a skull breakage, 2 broken hands, an almost fully slit cheek in addition to several other deep cuts and permanent scars on every visible part of my body. I was operated at Global Hospitals, Chennai. I underwent temporary stitching of my cheek, procedures that currently hold rods in my hands and a stop-gap arrangement for my skull. All these were only temporary solutions as I couldn’t afford the financial stroke and the doctors advised against undergoing any other surgery as they declared that my body wouldn’t be able to support it. I have spent a total of whopping 15 lacs for these temporary solutions, emptying all my finances, insurances and savings, leaving my penny-less.
I restarted my life in a year, wishing for a beautiful life with my husband and we together realized our dream – ‘Pragnya’, my little one, who is 2years old today. While we were trying to stand up on feet together, the covid has washed off every single dream that I dared to see in my life. We have set up a business pulling every straw to the last penny of our savings, which suddenly closed due to pandemic. This pandemic hit us in a harsh way and feel crippled to stand up again.
I practically have just 6 months to undergo all the three surgeries to correct whatever was temporarily fixed. Doctors advised against postponing any surgery as it may turn out to not being effective and may impact me permanently in the long run. I have to get a skull correction surgery, remove the rods from my hands and get my cheek stitched again. These are estimated to cost me 20 lacs – surgeries + post-operative care + medications. This includes a hospitalization of 5 days. This 20 lakh figure is a far-fetched cry for me. I cannot afford this by all means.
This campaign is my last ray of hope to get back on my feet and start a normal life all over again. I have no finances left – having my daily bread is a challenge or no godfather who can stand by me. I am only keeping all my hopes on your magnanimous donations and generosity to help me wade through these turbulent times. I want to standup, I want to live normally like any other person. I have the confidence in me that I can do it, and all I am asking for is some support from all of you. If you all can come together and help me today, I will promise to be a better person tomorrow. The robbers have only robbed me off what I had on me, not what is inside me – my willpower to dream. It is my humble request to each one of you to lend a helping hand to me and my family. I will pray for each one of you and may God bless you in abundance with health and prosperity.
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